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turner

2 [tur-ner, toor-]
noun
a member of a turnverein; tumbler or gymnast.

Origin:
1850–55; < German Turner gymnast, derivative of turnen to exercise < French tourner to turn; see -er1

Turner

[tur-ner]
noun
1.
Frederick Jackson, 1861–1932, U.S. historian.
2.
Joseph Mallord William [mal-erd] , 1775–1851, English painter.
3.
Joseph Vernon ("Big Joe") 1911–85, U.S. jazz and blues singer.
4.
Nat, 1800–31, American black slave leader: led uprising of slaves in Southampton County, Virginia, 1831.
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turner (ˈtɜːnə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that turns, esp a person who operates a lathe
2.  (US) a member of a society of gymnasts

Turner (ˈtɜːnə)
 
n
1.  Jane. born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kath' in the comedy series Kath & Kim
2.  J(oseph) M(allord) W(illiam). 1775--1851, British landscape painter; a master of water colours. He sought to convey atmosphere by means of an innovative use of colour and gradations of light
3.  Nat. 1800--31, US rebel slave, who led (1831) Turner's Insurrection, the only major slave revolt in US history: executed
4.  Robert Edward III, known as Ted. born 1938, US broadcasting executive and yachtsman; chairman of Turner Broadcasting (1970--96), founder of Cable News Network (1980), and vice-chairman of Time Warner (1996--2003)
5.  Tina, real name Annie Mae Bullock. born 1940, US rock singer who performed (1958--75) with her then husband Ike Turner (1931--2007) and later as a solo act. Her recordings include "River Deep, Mountain High" (1966) and "Simply the Best" (1991)

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Example sentences for turner
Turner are represented by oil paintings, water colours and drawings.
Although turner and the league lost, goldman considered it a victory of
  propaganda.
Turner lost the case and the band now perform as space ritual.
He demanded that turner apologize to the country for making these horrible
  appointments.
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