• enPR: tûrʹ-nĭng, IPA: /ˈtɜɹ.nɪŋ/
    • (British) IPA: [ˈtɜː.nɪŋ]
    • (America) IPA: [ˈtɝ.nɪŋ]

turning (plural turnings)

  1. (British) A turn or deviation from a straight course.
    Take the second turning on the left.
  2. (field hockey) At hockey, a foul committed by a player attempting to hit the ball who interposes their body between the ball and an opposing player trying to do the same.
  3. The shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
  4. The act of turning.
  5. (plural only) Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
    The turnings get into your trouser turnups!
Synonyms Translations
  • Spanish: bocacalle (into a street)
  1. present participle of turn#English|turn
    The Earth is turning about its axis as we speak.
    He made wooden soldiers by turning them on a hand lathe.

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