Origin of turneryturner + -y
(countable and uncountable, plural turneries)
- The art of fashioning solid bodies into cylindrical or other forms by means of a lathe.
- Things or forms made by a turner, or in the lathe.
- Chairs of wood, the seats triangular, the backs, arms, and legs loaded with turnery. "” Walpole.
- A place where lathework is carried out.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Compare French tournerie.