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turnip a plant that is safe to eat and that has a large white root and hairy leaves that are sometimes used as greens. [2 definitions]
turn one's back on to pay no attention to the needs of; abandon.
turn over a new leaf to change one's behavior for the better; make a new start.
turnpike a highway on which drivers are charged a toll.
turn signal any of the lights on a car or other vehicle that flash on and off to show that the vehicle is about to turn and to show which way it will turn. Turn signals are located on both the front and back of the vehicle.
turnstile a device with rotating arms that allows people to pass through one at a time. Turnstiles control movement from one area to another.
turntable the round plate that holds and rotates the record on a record player. [2 definitions]
turn the tables on to reverse a situation in order to gain the advantage.
turpentine a mixture of oil and resin from certain pines and other related trees. [2 definitions]
turquoise a blue or bluish green mineral that is cut and polished for use in jewelry. [2 definitions]
turret a small tower on a larger building such as a castle. [2 definitions]
turtle a reptile with a soft body covered by a hard shell that lives in water or on land. A turtle pulls its head, legs, and tail into its shell for protection.
turtleneck a high, snug collar that folds down. Some sweaters have turtlenecks. [2 definitions]
tusk a long, large, pointed tooth that sticks out from the mouth of some animals. Tusks grow in pairs and may be used to find food or fight. Elephants, walruses, and wild boars have tusks.
tutor a person who gives private instruction to a student. [2 definitions]
Tuvalu an island country in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu lies south of the equator and north of the country of Fiji. The capital of Tuvalu is Funafuti.
tuxedo a complete suit of evening clothes for men that are worn on very formal occasions. A tuxedo consists of a black jacket with tails at the back, black trousers with a side stripe, and a special white shirt. It is worn with a bow tie.
TV an abbreviation for television.
'twas shortened form of "it was."
tweed a rough, wool cloth woven with at least two colors. Tweed is used to make coats and suits.
tweezers a small metal tool that has two arms, used for picking up or plucking out small objects such as hairs or splinters.