Turn"ing(?), n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; 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.
4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various forms by means of a lathe and cutting tools.
5. pl. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; -- usually used in the plural.
(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,
Turning point, the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case.
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