Turnout


Turnout

Turnout may refer to:

* Turnout (ballet), a rotation of the leg which comes from the hips, causing the knee and foot to turn outward, away from the center of the body
* Voter turnout, the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election
* A lay-by, turnout or pullout, a roadside parking or rest area for drivers
* A passing place, turnout or pullout, a spot on a single track road where vehicles can pull over to let others pass
* Railroad switch, as known as a turnout or set of points, a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another
* Coach (carriage) or carriage together with the horses, harness and attendants
* Bunker gear or turnout gear, the protective gear worn by firefighters


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  • turnout — turn‧out [ˈtɜːnaʊt ǁ ˈtɜːrn ] noun [singular] the number of people who vote in an election or go to a meeting or other organized event: • Voting drew a record turnout of 85%. * * * turnout UK US /ˈtɜːnaʊt/ noun [S] ► POLITICS the number of people …   Financial and business terms

  • turnout — [n1] group assembling for event assemblage, assembly, attendance, audience, congregation, crowd, gate, gathering, number, throng; concept 417 turnout [n2] amount produced aggregate, output, outturn, product, production, productivity, quota,… …   New thesaurus

  • turnout — index result Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • turnout — audience, 1816, from TURN (Cf. turn) + OUT (Cf. out) …   Etymology dictionary

  • turnout — ► NOUN ▪ the number of people attending or taking part in an event …   English terms dictionary

  • turnout — [tʉrn′out΄] n. 1. the act of turning out 2. a) a gathering of people, as for a meeting b) the number of people assembled 3. an amount produced; output 4. a) a wider part of a narrow road, enabling vehicles to pas …   English World dictionary

  • turnout — noun 1 number of people who vote in an election ADJECTIVE ▪ good, heavy (esp. AmE), high, huge, massive, strong ▪ record ▪ a record …   Collocations dictionary

  • turnout — n. attendance participation 1) to attract a (large) turnout 2) a big, enormous, heavy, large; good; record turnout 3) a light, poor, small turnout 4) (a) voter turnout * * * enormous good heavy large …   Combinatory dictionary

  • turnout — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)naʊt[/t]] turnouts also turn out 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft supp N The turnout at an event is the number of people who go to it or take part in it. On the big night there was a massive turnout... It was a marvellous afternoon with a… …   English dictionary

  • turnout —    The proportion of people who turn out to vote in any election. Figures between countries vary, some showing the proportion of the registered electorate who vote, some the proportion of people over the lower voting age limit who do so. In some… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics