Definition of Turnabouts

1. Noun. (plural of turnabout) ¹

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Definition of Turnabouts

1. turnabout [n] - See also: turnabout

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turnabouts

turn to custard
turn to dust
turn turtle
turn up
turn up for the book
turn up one's nose
turn up the heat
turn up the pressure
turn upside down
turnabout is fair play
turnabouts (current term)
turnaround time
turnbull's blue

Literary usage of Turnabouts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"... particularly turning the corners of streets, wharves, crossing of tracks or roads, and passing over turnabouts," &c. No mention was made therein of the ..."

2. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1841)
"Booths were erected on the ice ; and puppet-shows, wild beasts, bear-baiting, turnabouts, pigs and sheep roasted, exhibited the various amusements of ..."

3. The Anschluss Movement, 1918-1919, and the Paris Peace Conference by Alfred D. Low (1974)
"33 The moment of crisis in the early days of November was to produce several striking turnabouts. The National Council of Tyrol which had just appealed for ..."

4. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"... bear-baiting, festivals, pigs and sheep roasted, booths and turnabouts, and all the various amusements of Bartholomew fair multiplied and improved. ..."

5. The Social Condition and Education of the People in England and Europe by Joseph Kay (1850)
"... and various other edibles are sold; while near them swings, turnabouts, wooden horses, targets, and other amusements for the young are prepared. ..."

6. Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors by Walter Hamilton (1887)
"Then leave your dinners," Bobby said, "And Treasury benches fill, And now with me, my turnabouts, Set forth fallacious words, For never was there statesman ..."

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