afterturn

noun

af·​ter·​turn
ˈaf-tər-ˌtərn
: the twist of the strands composing a rope compare foreturn

Word History

Etymology

after- + turn entry 2

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterturn was in 1830

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“Afterturn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterturn. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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