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1 United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831) [syn: Nat Turner]
2 United States endocrinologist (1892-1970) [syn: Henry Hubert Turner]
3 English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851) [syn: Joseph Mallord William Turner]
4 United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951) [syn: Frederick Jackson Turner]
5 a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein
6 a lathe operator
7 cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food [syn: food turner]

User Contributed Dictionary




turn + -er


  1. A person who turns and shapes wood etc. on a lathe
  2. A kitchen utensil used for turning food.
  3. A variety of pigeon; a tumbler.
  4. a very dry pitch on which the ball will turn with ease




  1. A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.


Extensive Definition

Turner can refer to:



Turner is a common English surname meaning "one who works with a lathe". People who have the surname Turner include:

Common first name combinations

Notable individuals


Turner is the name of several places:

See also

turner in Catalan: Turner (desambiguació)
turner in German: Turner
turner in Spanish: Turner (desambiguación)
turner in French: Turner
turner in Italian: Turner
turner in Dutch: Turner
turner in Japanese: ターナー
turner in Polish: Turner
turner in Russian: Тёрнер
turner in Volapük: Turner
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