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turner Syllabification: turn·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtərnər/

Definition of turner in English:


1A person who is skilled in turning wood on a lathe.
Example sentences
  • To make the feet, the turner placed an offset chuck on the lathe and turned this part of the leg along a second axis.
  • Alf left a job in Adelaide as a turner.
  • The apprentice turners and fitters, although moved around, were kept pretty well to their trade.
2An implement that can be used to turn or flip something over: a pancake turner


Middle English: from Old French torneor, from late Latin tornator, from the verb tornare (see turn).

Words that rhyme with turner

Annapurna, burner, discerner, earner, learner, Myrna, Smyrna, spurner, taverna, Verner, Werner, yearner
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