Definition of turn of speed in US English:

turn of speed

phrase

  • The ability to go fast when necessary.

    • ‘Capable of a good turn of speed and equipped with very purposeful front bumpers the Stock Cars always provide plenty of incident full racing.’
    • ‘Full-back Scott Paterson had shown a dangerous turn of speed.’
    • ‘He is a good runner with a fast turn of speed at the finish.’
    • ‘He has a rare turn of speed and the ability to beat men in the tightest of one-on-one situations.’
    • ‘This ten oar open vessel also has an impressive turn of speed under sail.’
    • ‘Add to that outstanding build quality and a turn of speed indecently fast for a diesel and you have a great package.’
    • ‘Smart took the lead on the fifth lap and found an extra turn of speed to lap nearly a second faster than the rest of the field.’
    • ‘It was Davis with the more rapid turn of speed who drove hard down the left hand side of the road, winning by a bike length.’
    • ‘We know Shaun is quick on the deck with a great turn of speed but I'm quick as well and we have quick players in the team.’
    • ‘Their powerful engines pushed these race cars along at a frightening turn of speed.’