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turner1

[tur-ner] /ˈtɜr nər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that turns or is employed in turning.
2.
a person who fashions or shapes objects on a lathe.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see turn, -er1

turner2

[tur-ner, too r-] /ˈtɜr nər, ˈtʊər-/
noun
1.
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] /ˈtɜr nər/
noun
1.
Frederick Jackson, 1861–1932, U.S. historian.
2.
Joseph Mallord William
[mal-erd] /ˈmæl ərd/ (Show IPA),
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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British Dictionary definitions for turner

Turner

/ˈtɜːnə/
noun
1.
Jane. born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kath' in the comedy series Kath & Kim (2002–2007)
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)

turner

/ˈtɜːnə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that turns, esp a person who operates a lathe
2.
(US) a member of a society of gymnasts
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Word Origin and History for turner
n.

c.1400, agent noun from turn (v.).

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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