- the movement of a table attributed by spiritualists to the power of spirits working through a group of persons placing their hands or fingers on the table top
- often derogatory spiritualism in general
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Examples from the Web for table-turning
Some evenings I would join the girls in a table-turning seance.My Reminiscences
Bouvard in this way learned about the new fashion of table-turning.Bouvard and Pcuchet
Or, she went on, starting a new row of her sock, shall it be table-turning?
I have, I am sorry to say, often seen people cheat at table-turning.
At the Schumanns' house Brahms learned chess and table-turning.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 1 of 2)