- the rotating disk that spins the record on a phonograph.
- Railroads. a rotating, track-bearing platform pivoted in the center, used for turning locomotives and cars around.
- a rotating stand used in sculpture, metalwork, and ceramics.
Origin of turntable
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Examples from the Web for turntable
Just pop a few bananas on a turntable and you've got yourself a casual kick back!Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Is Too Much Booty for One Man to Handle
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The disc jockey mumbled a few words, then played whatever record was cued up on his turntable.I Reported John Lennon's Death
December 7, 2010
And the turntable comes from the rotating stage at the shopping-network QVC, where Sharkey worked in the early 1990s.The Web's Supermom
July 24, 2009
Power for using the turntable is applied through the cone T.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught
Ralph, half-across the turntable, halted and went over to No. 999.Ralph on the Overland Express
They can be made to balance on the turntable by adding a piece of lead.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop
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Power for using the turntable is applied through the cone t.
Our machine balked this morning when she took the turntable, didnt she?Ralph, the Train Dispatcher
- the circular horizontal platform that rotates a gramophone record while it is being played
- a flat circular platform that can be rotated about its centre, used for turning locomotives and cars
- the revolvable platform on a microscope on which specimens are examined
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Word Origin and History for turntable
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