Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The work or workshop of a lathe operator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of fashioning solid bodies into cylindrical or other forms by means of a lathe.
  • n. Things or forms made by a turner, or in the lathe.
  • n. A place where lathework is carried out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of fashioning solid bodies into cylindrical or other forms by means of a lathe.
  • n. Things or forms made by a turner, or in the lathe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Turning; especially, the forming of articles upon a lathe.
  • n. Articles made, or partly made, on the turning-lathe.
  • n. Ornamentation produced by means of the turning-lathe, as bands or grooves running around an object of wood or ivory.
  • n. A place where articles are turned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. workshop where objects are made on a lathe
  • n. products made on a lathe

Etymologies

Compare French tournerie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She learned lithography and the craft of turnery (on a lathe) from her father and uncle.

    Rachel Morpurgo.

  • This washhandstand had been made of deal by some one with an excess of turnery appliances in a hurry, who had tried to distract attention from the rough economies of his workmanship by an arresting ornamentation of blobs and bulbs upon the joints and legs.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • In Australia the wood has been used extensively for fence posts but a log size rarely exceeding 2 m x 25 cm usually restricts the use of the wood to small turnery items.

    Chapter 10

  • Commodities produced from the wood include poles, farming implements, carts. wheels, turnery, construction timbers and fuel.

    Chapter 10

  • The wood of D. melanoxylon is used in carving, turnery and marquetry to produce sculptures, musical instruments, ornaments, inlays, chess pieces. walking sticks, gearings and many other products.

    Chapter 23

  • It is, however, the finest of all turnery timbers, cutting exactly and finishing to a brilliantly polished, lustrous surface, dry and cold to the touch.

    Chapter 23

  • Timber is used for handles, fence rails, rafters, shingles, stakes, small sea-water piles, for flooring and turnery, and in Egypt, with some technical difficulty, for particle board.

    Chapter 20

  • The wood makes attractive furniture and is suitable for construction work, turnery and carving.

    Chapter 41

  • Balsam wood is used for flooring, furniture, interior trim, turnery and railroad ties.

    Chapter 43

  • Commodities produced from the wood include poles, farming implements, carts, wheels, turnery, construction timbers and fuel.

    Chapter 3

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