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 (tûrn′və-rīn′, to͝orn′-)
n. Sports
A club of gymnasts or tumblers.

[German : turnen, to do gymnastics; see turner2 + Verein, club (from obsolete vereine, back-formation from Middle High German vereinen, to unite : ver-, intensive pref. from Old High German far-; see per in Indo-European roots + einen, to make one, from ein, one, from Old High German; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots).]
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(ˈtɜrn vəˌraɪn, -fə-, ˈtʊərn-)

an athletic club, esp. of gymnasts.
[1850–55, Amer.; < German: gymnastic club =turn(en) to practice gymnastics (see turner2) + Verein union]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnverein - a club of tumblers or gymnaststurnverein - a club of tumblers or gymnasts  
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
turner - a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein
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Some of the most lively and ubiquitous organizations, such as S ngerbunde, or singer societies, and the Turnverein, or Turner Society, also preserved a bit of the Fatherland.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were originally formed in the final year of the 19 century as their name suggests but the modern club was created following a merger of two local sides in 1945 - FuAballverein Hoffenheim and Turnverein Hoffenheim (a gymnastics club).
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The Sokol found its base in the German gymnastic movement Turnverein founded by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn in 1811.
The Prussian "Turnverein" movement initiated by Ludwig Jahn in 1806 which emphasized mass calisthenic-type exercises and gymnastics, was brought to the United States by immigrants in the mid-1800s.