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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Maddox craned his cell phone to get a video of the Powell-Mason cable car gliding onto the wooden turntable, where a grip operator jumped out to push it. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s iconic cable cars will be down for 10 days for gear-box replacement," 3 Sep. 2019 Here, the sounds and the streets intertwine: beats and rhymes, breaks and spins—a whole art form born from just two turntables and a microphone. National Geographic, "Hear the 10 essential sounds of America," 23 Aug. 2019 At just 12 years old, the latter turntable prodigy quickly became one of the evening's biggest attractions. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Daniella Rodriguez and fellow 'Sizzling Summer Soiree' co-chairs raise $22,000 for Dress for Success," 23 Aug. 2019 Part of the newer style includes a mid-mount ladder turntable rather than a rear mount. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Rocky River Fire Department gets new ladder truck," 24 June 2019 Vinyl records, ranging from Wavves indie to Mastodon heavy-metal, spin on a turntable behind the bar. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Huntsville, here’s your next coffee obsession," 19 Aug. 2019 Kevin Chambers and his 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, were rotating their vanilla cake on a turntable and layering on the chocolate frosting when the pictures on the wall started to vibrate and the refrigerator started to move. Alexa Díaz, latimes.com, "‘It was the scare of my life’: Residents near Ridgecrest feel intense shaking and fear," 4 July 2019 Rooms are blissfully free of televisions, and each one comes with a turntable and a selection of vinyl records. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "First Look: Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, California," 30 Nov. 2018 In addition to being a rapper, actor, NBA analyst, business owner, pitchman and, oh, yeah, Pro Basketball Hall of Famer, Shaq also knows his way around the turntables, earning a spot on the mainstage at one of the world’s largest EDM festivals. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "When Shaq joins the mosh pit, don’t bother trying to get out of the way," 22 July 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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