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turnery

[ tur-nuh-ree ]

noun

, plural turn·er·ies.
  1. the process or art of forming or shaping objects on a lathe.
  2. objects or articles fashioned on a lathe collectively.
  3. a workshop where such work is done.


turnery

/ ˈtɜːnərɪ /

noun

  1. objects made on a lathe
  2. Also calledturning the process or skill of turning objects on a lathe
  3. the workshop of a lathe operator


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Word History and Origins

Origin of turnery1

First recorded in 1635–45; turner 1 + -y 3

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Example Sentences

It is used for interior finish, furniture, woodenware and turnery.

The use of boxwood for turnery and musical instruments is mentioned by Pliny, Virgil and Ovid.

Turnery, woodenware, roots used as net-floats instead of corks.

It is nevertheless in the turnery and the fret-cutting machinery, that a furniture artist must find the elements of a style.

The saw being a fixture in this instance, is an advantage, but machine turnery is not rich in resources.

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