Definition of Three-point turn

1. Noun. The act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs.

Generic synonyms: Turn, Turning

Definition of Three-point turn

1. Noun. (context: driving) An act of turning around a car, involving one forward turn and two backward turns (or vice-versa) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Three-point Turn

three-piece suit
three-point landing
three-point line
three-point lines
three-point shot
three-point switch
three-point turn (current term)
three-quarter back
three-quarter backs
three-quarter bathroom
three-quarter bathrooms
three-quarter binding
three-quarter brother
three-quarter brothers
three-quarter sibling
three-quarter siblings
three-quarter sister
three-quarter sisters

Literary usage of Three-point turn

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1. Psychology of the Stock Market by George Charles Selden (1912)
"Investors do not participate to any extent in the small swings, but otherwise the forces involved in a three-point turn up and down are substantially the ..."

2. Maggie's Sauna by Paul E. Furdon (2000)
"... slowed, made two right turns, doubled back, hung a left, backed into a driveway, shot across the street into another driveway, made a three point turn, ..."

3. Sanguine Fluid: EVOLUTION OF DEATH: Double Novel Edition by James Spade (2006)
"He releases the brake. "Do you know who did it?" Underwood executes a three-point turn and heads for home. "Some guy named Dickey. Dickey—"! ..."

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