2. Noun. The act or process of turning in. ¹
3. Noun. (context: wrestling) The act of a wrestler when he puts his thigh between the tights of his opponent, and lists him up. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Inturn
1. a turning inward [n -S] : INTURNED [adj]
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Literary usage of Inturn
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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"inturn (American), the inside track in a race, the advantage at a start. ... ter his-ief dat de man w'at see 1'rer Fox fuss wuz boun' ter have de inturn. ..."
2. Salopia Antiqua: Or, An Enquiry from Personal Survey Into the 'druidical by Charles Henry Hartshorne (1841)
"inturn, prep, instead. Ex. " Tak this inturn o1 that'n." JACK SQUEALER, «. the Swift; Cypselus apus. JACKSTRAW, s. 1. the black cap; Sylvia atricapilla. ..."
3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... been arranged by John I. Some writers confuse John II and John III, but it is quite clear that they were different persons. The latter WHS inturn ..."
4. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings; the Folk-lore of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (1880)
"... hisse'f dat do man w'at SOt' Brer Fox fus wuz bonn' for have de inturn, en den ho go hoppin' oil to'rds home. lie didn't got fur w'en who should ho meet ..."
5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"The skull of birds is of a modified reptilian type and has no doubt been derived simply by the loss of the upper temporal bar, by the inturn- ing of the ..."