Turnery
Turnery Turn"er*y, n. [Cf. F. tournerie.] 1. The art of fashioning solid bodies into cylindrical or other forms by means of a lathe. [1913 Webster]

2. Things or forms made by a turner, or in the lathe. [1913 Webster]

Chairs of wood, the seats triangular, the backs, arms, and legs loaded with turnery. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • turnery — [tʉr′nər ē] n. pl. turneries [ TURNER1 + Y4] the work or shop of a lathe operator …   English World dictionary

  • turnery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1644 the work, products, or shop of a turner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turnery — /terr neuh ree/, n., pl. turneries. 1. the process or art of forming or shaping objects on a lathe. 2. objects or articles fashioned on a lathe collectively. 3. a workshop where such work is done. [1635 45; TURNER1 + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • turnery — art of turning in a lathe Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • turnery — turn·er·y || tÉœrnÉ™rɪ / tɜːn n. work of a turner, occupation of a lathe operator; workshop equipped with a lathe; item produced with a lathe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turnery — noun the action or skill of turning objects on a lathe. ↘objects made on a lathe …   English new terms dictionary

  • turnery — tur·nery …   English syllables

  • turnery — turn•er•y [[t]ˈtɜr nə ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) bui the process or art of forming or shaping objects on a lathe 2) bui objects or articles fashioned on a lathe collectively 3) bui a workshop where such work is done • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • turnery — /ˈtɜnəri/ (say ternuhree) noun 1. the art or work of a turner; forming of objects on a lathe. 2. articles fashioned on a lathe …   Australian English dictionary

  • turnery — n. 1 objects made on a lathe. 2 work with a lathe …   Useful english dictionary

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