Turn-out

Turn"-out`

(trn"out`), n.;
pl. Turn-outs (trn"outs`).
1. The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout.
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2. A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch.
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3. That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage; as, a man with a showy carriage and horses is said to have a fine turn-out.
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4. The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose; the number in attendance at a gathering; as, a light turnout for the election.
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5. Net quantity of produce yielded.
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6. A space alongside a highway where vehicles may stop, esp. for emergency purposes, or to admire the view.
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