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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Turning \Turn"ing\, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; a meander. [1913 Webster] Through paths and turnings often trod by day. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road. [1913 Webster] It is preached at every turning. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 3. Deviation from the way or proper course. --Harmar. [1913 Webster] 4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various forms by means of a lathe and cutting tools. [1913 Webster] 5. pl. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; -- usually used in the plural. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mil.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned. [1913 Webster] Turning and boring mill, a kind of lathe having a vertical spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring large work. Turning bridge. See the Note under Drawbridge. Turning engine, an engine lathe. Turning lathe, a lathe used by turners to shape their work. Turning pair. See the Note under Pair, n. Turning point, the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case. [1913 Webster]