Definition of Turnout

1. Noun. The group that gathers together for a particular occasion. "A large turnout for the meeting"

Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Derivative terms: Turn Out



2. Noun. A part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park.
Exact synonyms: Widening
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Group relationships: Road, Route

3. Noun. A short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass.
Exact synonyms: Railroad Siding, Sidetrack, Siding
Generic synonyms: Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway

4. Noun. What is produced in a given time period.
Exact synonyms: Output, Outturn
Generic synonyms: Product, Production
Specialized synonyms: Throughput
Derivative terms: Output, Turn Out

5. Noun. A set of clothing (with accessories). "His getup was exceedingly elegant"
Exact synonyms: Getup, Outfit, Rig
Generic synonyms: Attire, Dress, Garb
Specialized synonyms: Bib-and-tucker, Ensemble, Playsuit, Trousseau
Derivative terms: Get Up, Outfit, Turn Out

6. Noun. Attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election). "The turnout for the rally"
Generic synonyms: Attendance, Attending
Derivative terms: Turn Out

7. Noun. (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip.
Generic synonyms: Rotary Motion, Rotation
Category relationships: Ballet, Concert Dance
Derivative terms: Turn Out

Definition of Turnout

1. n. The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout.

Definition of Turnout

1. Noun. attendance; crowd ¹

2. Noun. (American English) a place to pull off a road ¹

3. Noun. (context: rail transport chiefly US) a place where moveable rails allow a train to switch tracks; a set of points ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turnout

1. an assemblage of people [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turnout

turniping
turniplike
turnippy
turnips
turnipy
turnix
turnkey
turnkey system
turnkeyed
turnkeying
turnkeys
turnoff
turnoffs
turnon
turnons
turnout (current term)
turnout gear
turnouts
turnover
turnover flap
turnover number
turnover rate
turnovers
turnpike
turnpike doubles
turnpiked
turnpikes
turnpiking
turnplate
turnplates

Literary usage of Turnout

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A turnout is a curved track by means of which cars are moved from one ... The special parts of a turnout are the frog and the switch and the guard rails. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A turnout is a corred track by means of which cars are moved from one ... The special parts of a turnout are the frog and the switch and the guard rails. ..."

3. Field Engineering: A Hand-book of the Theory and Practice of Railway by William Henry Searles (1901)
"The first rail of the turnout is common to both tracks, and is called the switch-rail. It has one end free, so as to be shift- ed from one track to the ..."

4. The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book by John Cresson Trautwine (1894)
"Deflection angle of turnout curve (in Case 1) = Tabular deflection angle (p 786) ... Bad selected approx for turnout, 716.8 ft. Here the defl angles (table, ..."

5. Railroad Curves and Earthwork by Calvin Francis Allen (1908)
"The result will be that the frog will truly fit the turnout curve, ... Given, in a turnout, the gauge of track g, length of switch rail I, distance between ..."

6. The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book by John Cresson Trautwine (1919)
"Diamond or Equilateral turnout. Fig 15. In the "diamond" or "equilateral" turnout, we have :— (compare Lateral turnout, Я 51.) r = turnout curv cen-Une ..."

7. A Field Manual for Railroad Engineers by James C. Nagle (1917)
"retical switch-point (that is, both frog and switch-rail assumed to be curved), the above assumption as to the degree of the turnout is very nearly true, ..."

8. Railway Track and Track Work by Edward Ernest Russell Tratman (1897)
"The point at which the theoretical turnout curve attains an offset of the ... Hence to obtain the same turnout curve with a split switch as with a stub ..."

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