[ tur-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈtɜr nə ri /

noun, plural turn·er·ies.

the process or art of forming or shaping objects on a lathe.
objects or articles fashioned on a lathe collectively.
a workshop where such work is done.

Origin of turnery

First recorded in 1635–45; turner1 + -y3
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/ (ˈtɜːnərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

objects made on a lathe
Also called: turning the process or skill of turning objects on a lathe
the workshop of a lathe operator
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