[ turn-vuh-rahyn, too rn-; German toorn-fer-ahyn ]
/ ˈtɜrn vəˌraɪn, ˈtʊərn-; German ˈtʊərn fɛrˌaɪn /


an athletic club, especially of gymnasts.

Nearby words

  1. turnstone,
  2. turntable,
  3. turntable ladder,
  4. turntablist,
  5. turnup,
  6. turophile,
  7. turp,
  8. turpentine,
  9. turpentine tree,
  10. turpeth

Origin of turnverein

1850–55, Americanism; < German: gymnastic club, equivalent to turn(en) to practice gymnastics (see turner2) + Verein union

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Examples from the Web for turnverein

  • When he went to the Turnverein, it was to hear the old tongue, to sing the old songs.

    Dangerous Days|Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Both of these drawings took place in Turnverein Hall, and the chances sold at about three hundred and fifty dollars each.

  • Every boy, even every girl, begins them at school, and the boy when he leaves school joins a Turnverein.

    Home Life in Germany|Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick