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turnverein

[turn-vuh-rahyn, too rn-; German toorn-fer-ahyn]
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  1. an athletic club, especially of gymnasts.
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Origin of turnverein

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