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turnverein

[turn-vuh-rahyn, too rn-; German too rn-fer-ahyn] /ˈtɜrn vəˌraɪn, ˈtʊərn-; German ˈtʊərn fɛrˌaɪn/
noun
1.
an athletic club, especially of gymnasts.
Origin of turnverein
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; < German: gymnastic club, equivalent to turn(en) to practice gymnastics (see turner2) + Verein union
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