turntable

noun turn·ta·ble \ -ˌtā-bəl \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of turntable

: a revolvable platform: such as
a : a rotating platform that carries a phonograph record
b : a platform with a track for turning wheeled vehicles (such as locomotives)

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First Known Use of turntable

1835


TURNTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

turntable

Definition of turntable for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a record player that turns the record

  • : a platform that is used to turn vehicles (such as railroad cars) around



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