I. noun Date: 13th century one that turns or is used for turning <
a pancake turner
; especially a person who forms articles with a lathe II. noun Etymology: German, from turnen to perform gymnastic exercises, from Old High German turnēn to turn, from Medieval Latin tornare — more at turn Date: 1854 a member of a turnverein ; gymnast

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