Turner definition

tûrnər
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One who operates a lathe.
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One that turns, especially a person who operates a lathe or similar device.
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A thing that turns or is used for turning.

A pancake turner.

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A gymnast or tumbler, especially a member of a turnverein.
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A gymnast or tumbler; esp., a member of a Turnverein.
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(person) 1775-1851; Eng. painter.
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(person) 1800-31; U.S. slave, who led an abortive revolt (1831)
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A person who turns and shapes wood etc. on a lathe.
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A kitchen utensil used for turning food.
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(zoology) A variety of pigeon; a tumbler.
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(cricket) A very dry pitch on which the ball will turn with ease.
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(sports) A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
turner
Plural:
turners

Origin of turner

  • German from turnen to do gymnastics from Old High German turnēn to turn from Latin tornāre to turn in a lathe turn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • An occupational surname for a turner or tumbler.

    From Wiktionary

  • turn + -er

    From Wiktionary

  • From German

    From Wiktionary