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Turnout   /tˈərnˌaʊt/   Listen
Turnout

noun
1.
The group that gathers together for a particular occasion.
2.
A part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park.  Synonym: widening.
3.
A short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass.  Synonyms: railroad siding, sidetrack, siding.
4.
What is produced in a given time period.  Synonyms: output, outturn.
5.
A set of clothing (with accessories).  Synonyms: getup, outfit, rig.
6.
Attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election).
7.
(ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip.



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"Turnout" Quotes from Famous Books



... miles an hour, or he'll ask for his money back. They can't step too fast for Casey! Blue—if I get me a lady friend with yella hair, mebby she'll show up better in a blue car than she will in a white-and-red. This here turnout has got to be tasty and have class. If she was dark—" He shook his head at that. "No, sir, black hair grows too plenty on squaws an' chilli queens. Yella goes with Casey. Clingin' kinda girl with blue eyes—that's the stuff! An' I'll ...
— Casey Ryan • B. M. Bower

... another chariot appeared upon the track; and, unlike the others, driver, vehicle, and races were precisely as they would be presented in the Circus the day of final trial. For a reason which will presently be more apparent, it is desirable now to give this turnout plainly ...
— Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ • Lew Wallace

... behind the giantess suddenly and boosted her with strong arms up to the seat at the front of the wagon. Then he climbed up himself and the turnout rattled away heavily along ...
— Janice Day, The Young Homemaker • Helen Beecher Long

... work, and the sweat poured from his face and down his chin. But he kept at it, noting at each turn how close the steeds and the elegant turnout were drawing. ...
— The Young Bridge-Tender - or, Ralph Nelson's Upward Struggle • Arthur M. Winfield

... going to put some gringo over a veteran like Tiburcio. Why, that old boy used to drive for Santa Anna during the invasion in '36. Besides, I'm sending Theodore and Glenn on horseback as a bodyguard. Las Palomas is putting her best foot forward this morning in giving you a stylish turnout, with outriders in their Sunday livery. And those two boys are the best ropers on the ranch, so if the mules run off just give one of your long, keen screams, and the boys will rope and hog-tie every mule in the team. Get in now and don't ...
— A Texas Matchmaker • Andy Adams

... had disappeared, and in his place, driving positively the worst-looking turnout I ever saw, was John Jacob Astor with his bride ...
— The Romance and Tragedy • William Ingraham Russell

... as long as we have got it, who's a better right to put themselves in the front ranks? If I've got a house in the most aristocratic portion of the city, plenty of well-trained servants, a stylish turnout, costly jewels, laces and brocades, I wonder if I ain't as good as my neighbor, especially if my husband can boast of millions where her's can ...
— Clemence - The Schoolmistress of Waveland • Retta Babcock

... amazingly complete turnout, and it well deserved all the attention it attracted, which was considerable. The horses were capricious, highly polished grays, perhaps a trifle undersized, but with such an action as is not to be bought for less than twenty-five guineas a hoof; the harness was silver-mounted; ...
— The Ghost - A Modern Fantasy • Arnold Bennett

... magnificent "four in hand." A splendid team of blood bays, with long black tails, was managed with such dexterity by Gosling himself, who was a great "whip," that they almost seemed to fly. The carriage was emblazoned with the words "Gosling's Blacking," in large gold letters, and the whole turnout was so elaborately ornamented and bedizened that everybody stopped and gazed with wondering admiration. A bugle-player or a band of music always accompanied the great Gosling, and, of course, helped to attract the public attention to his establishment. At the turning ...
— The Humbugs of the World • P. T. Barnum



Words linked to "Turnout" :   road, attending, trousseau, garb, railroad siding, ballet, turn out, siding, railroad track, production, sidetrack, throughput, portion, gathering, railway, playsuit, rotary motion, product, bib-and-tucker, attendance, attire, getup, route, dress, part, assemblage, outturn, ensemble, concert dance, railroad, rotation



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