Turnbroach to Turret
(Turn"broach`) n. A turnspit. [Obs.] " One that was her turnbroach." Beau. & Fl.
(Turn"-buc`kle) n. (Mech.) (a) A loop or sleeve with a screw thread at one end and a
swivel at the other, used for tightening a rod, stay, etc. (b) A gravitating catch, as for fastening a
shutter, the end of a chain, or a hasp.
(Turn"bull's blue`) (Chem.) The double cyanide of ferrous and ferric iron, a dark blue
amorphous substance having a coppery luster, used in dyeing, calico printing, etc. Cf. Prussian blue,
(Turn"coat`) n. One who forsakes his party or his principles; a renegade; an apostate.
He is a turncoat, he was not true to his profession.Bunyan.
(Tur"nep) n. (Bot.) See Turnip. [Obs.]
1. One who turns; especially, one whose occupation is to form articles with a lathe.
2. (Zoöl.) A variety of pigeon; a tumbler.
(||Tur"ner) n. [G.] A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.
(Tur"ner*ite) n. [So called from the English chemist and mineralogist, C. H. Turner.] (Min.)
A variety of monazite.
(Turn"er*y) n. [Cf. F. tournerie.]
1. The art of fashioning solid bodies into cylindrical or other forms by means of a lathe.
2. Things or forms made by a turner, or in the lathe.
Chairs of wood, the seats triangular, the backs, arms, and legs loaded with turnery.Walpole.
(Tur"ney) n. & v. Tourney. [Obs.] Chaucer. "In open turney." Spenser. Milton.
(||Turn"hal`le) n. [G., from turnen to exercise gymnastics + halle hall.] A building used as a
school of gymnastics.
(||Tur`ni*ci*mor"phæ) n. pl. [NL. See Turnix, and -morphous.] (Zoöl.) A division of birds
including Turnix and allied genera, resembling quails in appearance but differing from them anatomically.
1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander.
Through paths and turnings often trod by day.Milton.
2. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.
It is preached at every turning.Coleridge.
3. Deviation from the way or proper course. Harmar.
4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools.