wood turning
noun Date: 1849 the art or process of fashioning wooden pieces or blocks into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe

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  • wood turning — n. the art or process of turning, or shaping, wood on a lathe wood turner n. wood turning adj …   English World dictionary

  • wood turning — wood turning, adj. the forming of wood articles upon a lathe. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • wood turning — noun : the art or process of fashioning wooden pieces or blocks into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe * * * wood turning, adj. the forming of wood articles upon a lathe. [1875 80] * * * wood turning, the making of pieces of wood into… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood-turning — /ˈwʊd tɜnɪŋ / (say wood terning) noun 1. the forming of wood articles upon a lathe. –adjective 2. used for or relating to wood turning. –wood turner, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • wood turning — wood′ turn ing n. the forming of wood articles upon a lathe • Etymology: 1875–80 wood′turn er, n. wood′ turn ing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • wood-turn|ing — wood turning, the making of pieces of wood into various shapes by using a lathe. wood turn|ing «WUD TUR nihng», adjective. of or having to do with wood turning …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood turner — wood turner, a person skilled in wood turning …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turning — is the process whereby a centre lathe is used to produce solids of revolution . It can be done manually, in a traditional form of lathe, which frequently requires continuous supervision by the operator, or by using a computer controlled and… …   Wikipedia

  • Wood — /wood/, n. 1. Grant, 1892 1942, U.S. painter. 2. Leonard, 1860 1927, U.S. military doctor and political administrator. * * * I Hard, fibrous material formed by the accumulation of secondary xylem produced by the vascular cambium. It is the… …   Universalium

  • turning — ► NOUN 1) a place where a road branches off another. 2) the action or skill of using a lathe. 3) (turnings) shavings of wood resulting from turning wood on a lathe …   English terms dictionary

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