Definition of turnery in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈtəːn(ə)ri/


[mass noun]
1The action or skill of making objects on a lathe: the boys were instructed in turnery
More example sentences
  • Guava, lemon, sycamore, olive, date, willow wood are used in turnery as they have different ornamental color.
  • It is difficult to work with hand tools, but is an excellent wood for turnery and carving.
  • The art of Nagiso turnery is bringing out the beauty of the natural woodgrain to its limit.
1.1Objects made on a lathe: the house was full of unsold turnery

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: turn|ery

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.