• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

I spent the night at the "Turnback Inn," a large frame building, handsomely finished interiorly and built since the fire.
"A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country" by Thomas Dykes Beasley
All these 'turnbacks' and the breeches were blue.
"The Winning of Canada: A Chronicle of Wolf" by William Wood

In news:

Fourth Street turnback piecing together.