that is or may be turned over.
having a part that turns over, as a collar.

Origin of turnover

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn over
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Examples from the Web for turnover

Contemporary Examples of turnover

Historical Examples of turnover

  • They made their second, 180-degree turnover while weightless.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Its turnover was small, its list of stockholders was select.

    Jack O' Judgment

    Edgar Wallace

  • When she returned from the kitchen with his turnover he was standing.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • And so the visit to Turnover Park was made, and the Fenwicks were driven home.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

  • "We shall all of us have to go over to Turnover next week," he said.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

Word Origin and History for turnover

1650s, "action of turning over," from the verbal phrase; see turn (v.) + over (adv.); meaning "kind of pastry tart" is attested from 1798. Meaning "number of employees leaving a place and being replaced" is recorded from 1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper