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)

Examples of turntable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An early rock inspiration was the Dave Clark Five, British Invasion hit-makers from the mid-1960s, and Van Halen learned as a teen to play along to favorite records by slowing down the turntable. cleveland, "Eddie Van Halen 1955-2020: Grinning guitar god for a rock generation," 6 Oct. 2020 Their special delivery included buttercream icing, pre-baked layers of cake, spatulas, a turntable for icing the cake and decorative gum paste flowers from the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. Laura Jazmin Tolliver-jackson, USA TODAY, "When a Florida bride's wedding cake dreams were dashed, Publix gave her a Zoom surprise," 5 Sep. 2020 As part of a cute breakfast bar on your sideboard, fill the turntable with teas and jam for guests. Popular Science, "Pantry turntables for storing and spinning your favorite ingredients," 23 June 2020 This attractive bamboo turntable is an excellent solution for organizing smaller items effectively in a larger space. Popular Science, "Pantry turntables for storing and spinning your favorite ingredients," 23 June 2020 The new turntable arrived yesterday and with it, audio bliss. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: UC men's soccer is the proverbial coal-mine canary for college sports," 15 Apr. 2020 The iconic turntable that dominated productions for decades is long gone; this is the second tour to hit Orlando with the new staging (the last visit was at the Bob Carr Theater in 2012). Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Les Miserables’: A beautiful message, beautifully told | Review," 23 Oct. 2019 The speakers are good, the turntable/cartridge are good. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Are the Cincinnati Reds the NL Central favorites now? In the photo?," 27 Jan. 2020 California Cliff House with Swimming Cove In Laguna Beach, this ultra-modern property also comes with a car turntable in the garage. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Laguna Beach Home With Secluded Swimming Cove Asks $35 Million," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of turntable

1835, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2020

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“Turntable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turntable. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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