from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a warship, a small armored box or cylinder on the roof of a turret. A number of sight-holes are cut through the armor of the hood. The hood is large enough to contain the head of the gun-pointer and the turret gun-sight which is pointed through the forward sight-hole. Modern turrets usually have three sighting-hoods, one in the center line for the turret training-pointer and one on each side for the two gun-pointers. Also called sight-hood. See cut under turret.


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  • Mr. Clarkson, however, happened to be looking through an upper peep-hole in the sighting-hood at this moment, and saw the upper half of the mast lift and turn; also, dimly through the smoke, he noticed, among the dozen of men hurled from the tops, the blue-shirted figure of one whom he knew to be Finnegan, clinging at arm's-length in mid-air to

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea


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