[ turn-tey-buhl ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌteɪ bəl /


the rotating disk that spins the record on a phonograph.
Railroads. a rotating, track-bearing platform pivoted in the center, used for turning locomotives and cars around.
a rotating stand used in sculpture, metalwork, and ceramics.

Origin of turntable

First recorded in 1825–35; turn + table
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British Dictionary definitions for turntable

/ (ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl) /


the circular horizontal platform that rotates a gramophone record while it is being played
a flat circular platform that can be rotated about its centre, used for turning locomotives and cars
the revolvable platform on a microscope on which specimens are examined
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