Turn"ing (?), n.

1.

The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander.

Through paths and turnings often trod by day. Milton.

2.

The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.

It is preached at every turning. Coleridge.

3.

Deviation from the way or proper course.

Harmar.

4.

Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools.

5. pl.

The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned.

6. Mil.

A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.

Turning and boring mill, a kind of lathe having a vertical spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring large work. -- Turning bridge. See the Note under Drawbridge. -- Turning engine, an engine lathe. -- Turning lathe, a lathe used by turners to shape their work. -- Turning pair. See the Note under Pair, n. -- Turning point, the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case.

 

© Webster 1913.

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