Definition of turner in English:


Syllabification: turn·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtərnər


1A person who is skilled in turning wood on a lathe.
More 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).

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