Turrethead
Turrethead Tur"ret*head an attachment fitted to a lathe or other machinery which holds a variety of tools which can act on the object being worked, and which are interchangeable by a pivoting motion, thus allowing efficient performance of multiple operations; -- also called a {turret}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • turret — Turrethead Tur ret*head an attachment fitted to a lathe or other machinery which holds a variety of tools which can act on the object being worked, and which are interchangeable by a pivoting motion, thus allowing efficient performance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turret lathe — Tur ret lathe a lathe fitted with a turrethead. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turret — turretless, adj. /terr it, tur /, n. 1. a small tower, usually one forming part of a larger structure. 2. a small tower at an angle of a building, as of a castle or fortress, frequently beginning some distance above the ground. 3. Also called… …   Universalium

  • turret — /ˈtʌrət / (say turuht) noun 1. a small tower, usually one forming part of a larger structure. 2. a small tower at an angle of a building, frequently beginning some distance above the ground. 3. Also, turrethead. a pivoted attachment on a lathe,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • turret — [tʉr′ithed΄tʉr′it, toor′it] n. [ME turet < OFr tourete, dim. of tour: see TOWER1] 1. a small tower projecting from a building, usually at a corner and often merely ornamental 2. a wooden, usually square tower on wheels, carrying soldiers,… …   English World dictionary

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