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turntable

A turntable is an old-fashioned device for listening to music — it's the part of a record player that revolves, turning the record as a needle rests on it.

You can use the word turntable interchangeably with "record player" or "phonograph." If you want to listen to LPs, those large, flat discs that store sound recordings in their grooves, you're going to need a turntable. This meaning has been around since the early 20th century. Before that, a turntable was a round, revolving platform used in train yards for turning a railroad car.

Definitions of turntable
  1. noun
    a circular horizontal platform that rotates a phonograph record while it is being played
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    type of:
    platform
    a raised horizontal surface
  2. noun
    a revolving tray placed on a dining table
    synonyms: lazy Susan
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    type of:
    tray
    an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
  3. noun
    a rotatable platform with a track; used to turn locomotives and cars
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    type of:
    platform
    a raised horizontal surface
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