turn table

turntable

[turn-tey-buhl]
noun
1.
the rotating disk that spins the record on a phonograph.
2.
Railroads. a rotating, track-bearing platform pivoted in the center, used for turning locomotives and cars around.
3.
a rotating stand used in sculpture, metalwork, and ceramics.

Origin:
1825–35; turn + table

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turntable (ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl)
 
n
1.  the circular horizontal platform that rotates a gramophone record while it is being played
2.  a flat circular platform that can be rotated about its centre, used for turning locomotives and cars
3.  the revolvable platform on a microscope on which specimens are examined

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turntable
1835, originally in the railroad sense, from turn + table. The record player sense is attested from 1908.
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