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turnoff

[ turn-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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noun

a small road that branches off from a larger one, especially a ramp or exit leading off a major highway: He took the wrong turnoff and it took him some 15 minutes to get back on the turnpike.
a place at which one diverges from or changes a former course.
an act of turning off.
the finished product of a certain manufacturing process, as weaving.
the quantity of fattened livestock distributed to market.
Slang. something or someone that makes one unsympathetic or antagonistic.

Nearby words

turnip moth, turnip-rooted celery, turnkey, turnkey project, turnkey system, turnoff, turnon, turnout, turnover, turnover flap, turnpike

Origin of turnoff

First recorded in 1680–90; noun use of verb phrase turn off
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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