- a lathe fitted with a turret.
Origin of turret lathe
First recorded in 1870–75
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Not all tasks are simple, so that it is often best to build and use a machine as complicated as a turret-lathe or a Jacquard loom.Inventors at Work
- another name for capstan lathe
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