noun Date: 1688 1. an act of turning out 2. chiefly British a. strike 3a b. striker 1d 3. the number of people who participate in or attend an event <
a heavy voter turnout
4. a. a place where something (as a road) turns out or branches off b. a space adjacent to a highway in which vehicles may park or pull into to enable others to pass c. a railroad siding 5. a clearing out and cleaning 6. a. a coach or carriage together with the horses, harness, and attendants b. equipment, rig c. manner of dress ; getup 7. net quantity of produce yielded

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