turn·​ta·​ble | \ ˈtərn-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce turntable (audio) \

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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The executive turntable is spinning once again in the German music biz. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "German Industry Moves: Steffen Müller Out at Warner Music; Stefan Goebel Leaves Sony After 19 Years," 28 Feb. 2018 The ladder turntable is right behind the cab now and gives a lot more visibility. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Rocky River Fire Department gets new ladder truck," 24 June 2019 Perhaps the coolest aspect of the set is the double turntable that revolves in both directions. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Here comes 'Hamilton': What you need know about the musical coming to Baltimore that took over the world," 21 June 2019 Pizza Hut is a leader in this space, creating everything from sneakers that can pause your TV and order pizza to building working turntables into pizza boxes. Dami Lee, The Verge, "The Tundra PIE Pro is a pickup truck that makes Pizza Hut on the go," 30 Oct. 2018 The playfield is jam packed with tech—miniature televisions, turntables filled with rotating targets, video displays, vacuum formed plastics—leaving just enough room for the ball. Peter Rugg, Popular Mechanics, "Inside America's Last Great Pinball Factory," 27 Mar. 2017 The kit comes with a mini turntable, and three packages of Oreos: White Fudge, Oreo Thins, and your standard plain Oreos. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Amazon Currently Selling an Oreo Music Box," 25 Nov. 2018 The mechanics of the new turntable, now powered by a series of 12 motors, will also be visible through the flooring. Harriet Baskas, USA TODAY, "Seattle Space Needle makeover includes selfie-friendly glass benches," 24 May 2018 So, Idris is talking about the wedding reception, not the actual ceremony—which was held at Windsor Castle and was televised, without a turntable in sight. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "No Big Deal, But Idris Elba DJed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding," 27 Feb. 2019

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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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