Definition of turnery in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or skill of making objects on a lathe.

    ‘the boys were instructed in turnery’
    • ‘The demand for exotic turnery woods has increased significantly in the past two years, in first place from the United States and some European countries.’
    • ‘Guava, lemon, sycamore, olive, date, willow wood are used in turnery as they have different ornamental color.’
    • ‘Wood turnery simply refers to the process of creating legs or spindles turned on a lathe.’
    • ‘The art of Nagiso turnery is bringing out the beauty of the natural woodgrain to its limit.’
    • ‘It is excellent for turnery and can be worked to a smooth, lustrous finish.’
    • ‘It is difficult to work with hand tools, but is an excellent wood for turnery and carving.’
    • ‘This type of turnery was produced as a direct result of a dispute between the Guild of Furniture Makers and the Guild of Turners.’
    • ‘He makes his asymmetrical turnery not because he regards the asymmetrical form beautiful or the symmetrical ugly but because, as he works, he is perfectly unaware of such polarities.’
    1. 1.1 Objects made on a lathe.
      ‘the house was full of unsold turnery’