U-turn

noun
\ ˈyü-ˌtərn How to pronounce U-turn (audio) \

Definition of U-turn

1 : a turn resembling the letter U especially : a 180-degree turn made by a vehicle in a road
2 : something (such as a reversal of policy) resembling a U-turn

First Known Use of U-turn

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of U-turn was in 1930

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“U-turn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/U-turn. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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U-turn

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English Language Learners Definition of U-turn

: a turn that you make while driving a car, walking, etc., that causes you to begin going in the opposite direction : a 180-degree turn
informal : a complete change of ideas, plans, etc.

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