n.1.The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; a meander.
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.The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; - usually used in the plural.
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.
Noun1.turning - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
Synonyms: turn
2.turning - act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"
3.turning - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
Synonyms: turn
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