Etymology
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turner (n.)

c. 1400, "one who works a lathe," agent noun from turn (v.). As a surname from late 12c.

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Definitions of turner
1
turner (n.)
a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein;
turner (n.)
a lathe operator;
turner (n.)
one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope;
turner (n.)
cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food;
Synonyms: food turner
2
Turner (n.)
United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831);
Synonyms: Nat Turner
Turner (n.)
United States endocrinologist (1892-1970);
Synonyms: Henry Hubert Turner
Turner (n.)
English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851);
Synonyms: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Turner (n.)
United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951);
Synonyms: Frederick Jackson Turner
From wordnet.princeton.edu