Turnback

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turnback the strap from the hames to the hip-strap
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Etymology

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.

Usage

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
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In news:

Fourth Street turnback piecing together.
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