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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Turn·ing n.
 1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; a meander.
    Through paths and turnings often trod by day.   --Milton.
 2. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.
    It is preached at every turning.   --Coleridge.
 3. Deviation from the way or proper course.
 4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various forms by means of a lathe and cutting tools.
 5. pl. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; --  usually used in the plural.
 6. Mil. A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.
 Turning and boring mill, a kind of lathe having a vertical spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring large work.
 Turning bridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
 Turning engine, an engine lathe.
 Turning lathe, a lathe used by turners to shape their work.
 Turning pair. See the Note under Pair, n.
 Turning point, the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case.