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turntable

[turn-tey-buh l] /ˈtɜrnˌteɪ bəl/
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 of turntable
1825-1835
1825-35; turn + table
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turntable

/ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for turntable
n.

1835, originally in the railroad sense, from turn (v.) + table (n.). The record player sense is attested from 1908.

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