- a thing that turns or is used for turning: a pancake turner
- one who operates a lathe
a gymnast or tumbler; esp., a member of a Turnverein
Origin of turnerGerman ; from turnen, to engage in gymnastics ; from OHG, to turn ; from Classical Latin tornare: see turn
- 1775-1851; Eng. painter
- 1800-31; U.S. slave, who led an abortive revolt (1831)
A gymnast or tumbler, especially a member of a turnverein.
Origin of turnerGerman, from turnen, to do gymnastics, from Old High German turn&emacron;n, to turn, from Latin tornare, to turn in a lathe; see turn.
One that turns, especially a person who operates a lathe or similar device.
turn + -er