- a thing that turns or is used for turning: a pancake turner
- one who operates a lathe
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)
Origin of turnerGerman from turnen to do gymnastics from Old High German turnēn to turn from Latin tornāre to turn in a lathe ; see turn .
turn + -er