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 There’s something about a splash of color or a unique swirl that adds to the experience, especially when the record starts spinning on the turntable. Brad Moon, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 The company has continued to expand the system, with a matching turntable (the SpinDeck, manufactured by Pro-Ject), the SpinStand record stand, and now the SpinSub. Brad Moon, Forbes, 26 June 2021 At the end of the line, operators had to get off the car and push it around on the turntable. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Aug. 2021 The turntable comes in both a sleek black or silver color to match with almost any home aesthetic. Billboard, 6 Aug. 2021 Mostly made up of paneled walls with doors leading to different rooms, the sets revolve on a giant turntable. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 29 July 2021 Ridden hard by a Stanton 681 EEE cartridge mounted on an AR turntable, these were never abused but nowhere near new. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 28 July 2021 Set the turntable on top for 270-degree audio in an extremely compact space. Brad Moon, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Having a turntable to reminisce with my childhood music is always welcome. Gregg Ellman, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of turntable

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Turntable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turntable. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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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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