turnaround

[ turn-uh-round ]
/ ˈtɜrn əˌraʊnd /

noun

Origin of turnaround

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase turn around
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British Dictionary definitions for turnaround

turnaround

/ (ˈtɜːnəˌraʊnd) /

noun

  1. the act or process in which a ship, aircraft, etc, unloads passengers and freight at the end of a trip and reloads for the next trip
  2. the time taken for this
the total time taken by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle in a round trip
a complete reversal of a situation or set of circumstances
Also called: turnround
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Word Origin and History for turnaround

turnaround


n.

1936, from verbal phrase turn around "reverse," 1880, American English.

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