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turnoff

[turn-awf, -of] /ˈtɜrnˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a small road that branches off from a larger one, especially a ramp or exit leading off a major highway:
He took the wrong turnoff and it took him some 15 minutes to get back on the turnpike.
2.
a place at which one diverges from or changes a former course.
3.
an act of turning off.
4.
the finished product of a certain manufacturing process, as weaving.
5.
the quantity of fattened livestock distributed to market.
6.
Slang. something or someone that makes one unsympathetic or antagonistic.
Origin of turnoff
1680-1690
1680-90; noun use of verb phrase turn off
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