turnaround
noun Date: 1926 1. a. the process of readying a transport vehicle for departure after its arrival; also the time spent in this process <
a quick turnaround between flights
>
b. the action of receiving, processing, and returning something <
24-hour turnaround time on most orders
>
2. a space permitting the turning around of a vehicle 3. a. turnabout 2a <
a corporate turnaround
>
b. turnabout 2b 4. a jump shot by a player facing away from the basket who turns toward the basket while shooting — often used attributively <
a turnaround jumper
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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