1 (Naval) an outboard support for a gun enabling it to fire fore and aft
2 a semicircular gun turret on the side of a tank
3 a float or flotation chamber along the gunwale of a boat or ship
4 a structural projection from the side of a paddle steamer for supporting a paddle wheel
5 a structural unit attached to a helicopter fuselage by fixed struts, housing the main landing gear and inflatable flotation bags
(C19: perhaps from expansion)
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