Definition of turban in English:

turban

Syllabification: tur·ban
Pronunciation: /ˈtərbən
 
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noun

1A man’s headdress, consisting of a long length of cotton or silk wound around a cap or the head, worn especially by Muslims and Sikhs.
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  • It is difficult for us to see any reason why a Jew may not wear his yarmulke in court or a Sikh his turban.
  • Gone are cotton loincloths and turbans in favor of microfiber stretch workout togs that wick perspiration away from the body.
  • Shan men and women often wear large turbans wrapped from long lengths of cotton or bright terrycloth towels.
1.1A woman’s hat designed to resemble a turban.
2 (also turban shell) A marine mollusk with a sculptured spiral shell and a distinctive operculum which is smooth on the inside and sculptured and typically patterned on the outside.
  • Family Turbinidae, class Gastropoda: Turbo and other genera
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  • Organ pipe coral is removed for its medicinal value, while the top shell and turban shell go to make buttons.
  • In 1954, Yawata and 10 other fishermen in Kumi went to the islands on board a ship surrounded by five Japanese patrol boats, landed on the islands, and caught turban and ear shells.

Origin

mid 16th century: via French from Turkish tülbent, from Persian dulband. Compare with tulip.

Derivatives

turbaned

adjective
More example sentences
  • For barefoot boys as young as four in tatty shirts, to turbaned men in their sixties, football is a passion.
  • There were Berber men with daggers and turbaned heads, and women with colourful headscarves.
  • So many turbaned and veiled well wishers, all agreed she'd made a fine catch.

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