Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deviation from a straight course; a turn.
  • noun The shaping of metal or wood on a lathe.
  • noun Shavings produced in shaping metal on a lathe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who or of that which turns. Specifically
  • noun The practice of regular gymnastics according to the system of F. L. Jahn. See turner, 4.
  • noun A winding; deviation from the straight, direct, or established course; a bend; a turn; also, the place where a road or street diverges or branches out from another.
  • noun Milit., a manœuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.
  • noun In obstetrics, the rectification of a malpresentation by bringing down the head or the feet. See version.
  • noun The art or practice of shaping objects by means of cutting-tools while the objects themselves are revolved rapidly on a lathe.
  • noun plural The chips detached in the process of turning.
  • noun In ceramics, the operation of completing or rectifying the shape of a vase, or the like, before it is fired.
  • noun A turn; a movement back and forth.
  • noun The part of any textile fabric, leather, or any similar material turned in or under, to avoid making a raw edge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; a meander.
  • noun The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.
  • noun Deviation from the way or proper course.
  • noun Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various forms by means of a lathe and cutting tools.
  • noun The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; -- usually used in the plural.
  • noun (Mil.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.
  • noun a kind of lathe having a vertical spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring large work.
  • noun See the Note under Drawbridge.
  • noun an engine lathe.
  • noun a lathe used by turners to shape their work.
  • noun See the Note under Pair, n.
  • noun the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK A turn or deviation from a straight course.
  • noun A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
  • noun Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
  • verb Present participle of turn.

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

  • noun a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
  • noun the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
  • noun a movement in a new direction
  • noun the activity of shaping something on a lathe
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom

Etymologies

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turn +‎ -ing

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