Turning Turn"ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander. [1913 Webster]

Through paths and turnings often trod by day. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road. [1913 Webster]

It is preached at every turning. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. Deviation from the way or proper course. --Harmar. [1913 Webster]

4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools. [1913 Webster]

5. pl. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mil.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned. [1913 Webster]

{Turning and boring mill}, a kind of lathe having a vertical spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring large work.

{Turning bridge}. See the Note under {Drawbridge}.

{Turning engine}, an engine lathe.

{Turning lathe}, a lathe used by turners to shape their work.

{Turning pair}. See the Note under {Pair}, n.

{Turning point}, the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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