noun Chiefly British.
Definition for turves (2 of 2)
noun, plural turfs, (especially British) turves.
- the neighborhood over which a street gang asserts its authority.
- a familiar area, as of residence or expertise: Denver is her turf. When you talk literature you're getting into my turf.
- the track over which horse races are run.
- the practice or sport of racing horses.
verb (used with object)
Origin of turf
Related formsturf·less, adjectiveturf·like, adjectivere·turf, verb (used with object)un·turfed, adjective
Examples from the Web for turves
In like manner miners indicated their setts by cutting four turves annually at the limits of their grounds.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon|S. Baring-Gould
I put some broken stones upon the covers, and turves upon them, and then the soil.
He crept along again, and the turves upon his back crept with him.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
Now this house was roofed with turves, and the windows were barred so that none could pass through them.Eric Brighteyes|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for turves (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for turves (2 of 2)
noun plural turfs or turves (tɜːvz)
- a track, usually of grass or dirt, where horse races are run
- horse racing as a sport or industry