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turn·er 1

One that turns, especially a person who operates a lathe or similar device.

turn·er 2

A gymnast or tumbler, especially a member of a turnverein.

[German, from turnen, to do gymnastics, from Old High German turnēn, to turn, from Latin tornāre, to turn in a lathe; see turn.]
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1. a person or thing that turns, esp a person who operates a lathe
2. (Gymnastics) US a member of a society of gymnasts


1. (Biography) Jane. born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kath' in the comedy series Kath & Kim (2002–2007)
2. (Biography) J(oseph) M(allord) W(illiam). 1775–1851, British landscape painter; a master of water colours. He sought to convey atmosphere by means of an innovative use of colour and gradations of light
3. (Biography) Nat. 1800–31, US rebel slave, who led (1831) Turner's Insurrection, the only major slave revolt in US history: executed
4. (Biography) Robert Edward III, known as Ted. born 1938, US broadcasting executive and yachtsman; chairman of Turner Broadcasting (1970–96), founder of Cable News Network (1980), and vice-chairman of Time Warner (1996–2003)
5. (Biography) Tina, real name Annie Mae Bullock. born 1940, US rock singer who performed (1958–75) with her then husband Ike Turner (1931–2007) and later as a solo act. Her recordings include "River Deep, Mountain High" (1966) and "Simply the Best" (1991)
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(ˈtɜr nər)

1. one that turns or is employed in turning.
2. a person who fashions or shapes objects on a lathe.


(ˈtɜr nər, ˈtʊər-)

a member of a turnverein; an athlete or gymnast.
[1850–55; < German: gymnast, derivative of turnen to exercise < French tourner to turn; see -er1]


(ˈtɜr nər)

1. Frederick Jackson, 1861–1932, U.S. historian.
2. Joseph Mallord William, 1775–1851, English painter.
3. Nat, 1800–31, U.S. leader of uprising of slaves.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turner - United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
2.Turner - United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
3.turner - English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)Turner - English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)
4.Turner - United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
5.turner - a tumbler who is a member of a turnvereinturner - a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein
turnverein - a club of tumblers or gymnasts
tumbler - a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.
6.turner - a lathe operatorturner - a lathe operator      
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
7.turner - one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
8.turner - cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handleturner - cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
fish slice - a food turner with a broad blade used for turning or serving fish or other food that is cooked in a frying pan
pancake turner - turner for serving or turning pancakes
spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
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[ˈtɜːnəʳ] Ntornero m
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n (of metal)Dreher(in) m(f); (of wood)Drechsler(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
As the bight at Turner's Shipyard opened out, Charley edged into it to get the smoother water.
Fully a month had passed, and we were constantly up and down the river, and down and up the bay, with no spare moments to devote to the particular fisherman who ran a Chinese line in the bight of Turner's Shipyard.
The Mary Turner, towed out by a tug, sailed shortly after daybreak, and Daughtry, Kwaque, and Michael looked their last for ever on Sydney Harbour.
Turner, who was the first victim, broke the news to his form that the headmaster would take them for Latin that day, and on the pretence that they might like to ask him a question or two so that they should not make perfect fools of themselves, spent the last quarter of an hour of the history lesson in construing for them the passage of Livy which had been set for the day; but when he rejoined his class and looked at the paper on which Mr.
William Brewster Gilbert Winslow Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson Miles Standish Peter Brown John Alden Richard Bitteridge John Turner George Soule Francis Eaton Edward Tilly James Chilton John Tilly John Craxton Francis Cooke John Billington Thomas Rogers Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker John Goodman John Ridgate Mr.
"It's a lie, Jim Turner. You've acted this way before.
Turner. Turner, a romantic revolutionist against the eighteenth century theory of the grand style, was then little appreciated; and when Ruskin left the University he began, with characteristic enthusiasm, an article on 'Modern Painters,' designed to demonstrate Turner's superiority to all possible rivals.
Below the town of Benicia, where the Solano wharf projects, the Straits widen out into what bay-farers call the "Bight of Turner's Shipyard." I was in the shore-tide that swept under the Solano wharf and on into the bight.
But the most gratifying thing of all was, that chance strangers, passing through, who had not heard of my picture, were not only drawn to it, as by a lodestone, the moment they entered the gallery, but always took it for a "Turner."
I have been to Turner's about your mess; it is all in a way to be done.
Turner, on the floor below," said Mary, and she felt grateful to Mr.
"I am a dying man," said old Turner. "I have had diabetes for years.