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)

c : lazy susan

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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 To assemble the cake: Place a cake board/round on a turntable and place a tablespoon or 2 of buttercream in the middle. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Upon arriving in Paris, Ellery’s first purchase was a turntable and a set of handmade 1970s speakers for her sizable collection of vinyl records. New York Times, "How to Host a Dinner Party, and Also Enjoy It. Really.," 5 July 2018 Rooms have comfy leather chairs and Crosley turntables that are compatible with iPhones. Jim Byers, chicagotribune.com, "Toronto's hotel scene heats up with 4 exciting newcomers," 7 June 2018 Any turntable can play the vinyl, and though the decoder that comes in the box does the best job of representing the quad mix, you aren't required to hook it up. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Analog Surround-Sound Is Reborn on a New Quadraphonic LP," 31 May 2018 On P-mount turntables and cartridges, there's nothing to go out of adjustment. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Vinyl," 1 May 2017

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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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