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.

Origin of turnery

First recorded in 1635–45; turner1 + -y3
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noun plural -eries
  1. objects made on a lathe
  2. Also called: turning the process or skill of turning objects on a lathe
  3. the workshop of a lathe operator
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