noun tour·na·sin \ˈtu̇rnəsə̇n\

Definition of tournasin



  1. :  a tool for smoothing and finishing roughly thrown pottery while it revolves on a wheel

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Origin and Etymology of tournasin

French, from tournaser to shape pottery on the wheel, from tourner to turn, from Old French torner

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