from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A circuit made by a medieval English sheriff to the courts of his shire
  • n. spinning wheel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spinning wheel.
  • n. The sheriff's turn, or court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of turn.
  • n. In English law, the turn or circuit formerly made by a sheriff twice every year for the purpose of holding in each hundred the great courtleet of the county. The tourn long ago fell into disuse.
  • n. A spinning-wheel.


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