What is Turner?

  • (noun): A tumbler who is a member of a turnverein.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Turner

Turner is a common surname of English (Anglo-Norman) 12th Century origin, meaning "one who works with a lathe". Turner is the 28th-most common surname in the United Kingdom.

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USS Swasey (DE-248) - Sinking of Destroyer Escort Turner
3 January 1944 when an explosion rocked USS Turner 3,000 yards (2,700 m) away ... speed to aid the stricken ship but could not go alongside as small craft were nearing Turner at the time ... The motor whaleboat was lowered with a fire and rescue party to board Turner if possible ...
Fight For Your Life - Cast
... Robert Judd - as Ted Turner Catherine Peppers - as Mrs ... Turner Lela Small - as Grandma Turner Yvonne Ross - as Corrie Turner Reggie Rock Bythewood - as Floyd Turner (as Reginald Bythewood) Ramon Saunders - as Val ...
Turner, Australian Capital Territory - Geology
... Several earthquake fault lines pass through Turner and its residents often experience earth tremors ...
Earl Turner (baseball)
... Earl Edwin Turner (May 6, 1923 – October 20, 1999) was an American professional baseball player ... Turner was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played in 42 total games for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1948 and 1950 seasons ... A native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Turner batted and threw right-handed he stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg) ...

More definitions of "Turner":

  • (noun): A lathe operator.
  • (noun): Cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food.
    Synonyms: food turner
  • (noun): English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851).
    Synonyms: Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • (noun): United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951).
    Synonyms: Frederick Jackson Turner
  • (noun): United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831).
    Synonyms: Nat Turner

Famous quotes containing the word turner:

    O shining Popocatapetl, It was thy magic hour:

    The houses, people, traffic seemed
    Thin fading dreams by day;
    Chimborazo, Cotopaxi
    They had stolen my soul away!
    —Walter James Turner (1889–1946)

    We inherit plots.... There are only two or three in the world, five or six at most. We ride them like treadmills.
    —Janette Turner Hospital (b. 1942)