turn·​ta·​ble | \ ˈtərn-ˌtā-bəl \

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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One corner holds a library full of books, as well as vinyl records and a trio of turntables. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Moxy hotel opens Wednesday, welcoming 'fun hunters' to River North," 9 May 2018 This turntable, equally illustrious, still often commands a high four-figure price tag. John Clarke, WSJ, "Addicted to Audio: Why Music Obsessives Blow Their 401Ks Chasing Down Vintage Gear," 18 Oct. 2018 In the past few years, Shinola’s been getting into the audio market in the form of fancy, expensive headphones, speakers, and turntables. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Shinola releases $250 Bluetooth earbuds with USB-C and replaceable cable," 8 Nov. 2018 But every year, the badges include some sort of clue to a cryptographic challenge—three years ago, the badge was an actual vinyl record that required attendees to find a turntable to hear the puzzle clue. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure," 14 Aug. 2018 The film begins at a party: Ansel spots Alanna, who is working the turntables as the resident DJ. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ansel Elgort Is the New Face of Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush Fragrance," 25 July 2018 The circular office building still occupied by Capitol resembles a stack of records on a turntable with the spindle pointing toward the sky. Roger Vincent, latimes.com, "How much has once-dreary Hollywood changed? Try $6,600 a month for a 2-bedroom apartment," 21 Apr. 2018 Floating clocks, turntables, speakers, incense holders, light bulbs, and a surprising number of plants have successfully made their way through crowdfunding sites. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Levitating gadgets will disappoint you," 12 Apr. 2018 Shinola's jump to audio began in late 2016 with the Runwell Turntable, made in conjunction with respected turntable manufacturer VPI and under the guiding ears of Alex Rosson. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Detroit's Shinola Makes Bid for Crowded High-End Headphones Market," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of turntable

1835, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of turntable

: 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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