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Definition of "turban" []

  • A traditionally Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf of linen, cotton, or silk that is wound around a small cap or directly around the head. (noun)
  • A woman's close-fitting hat that consists of material wound around a small inner cap. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "turban" in a sentence
  • "She came on deck after we had been under way about three quarters of an hour, this time without a veil, with what they call a turban hat on her head."
  • "Fabric became more elaborate and was used in turban like wraps and caps."
  • "The turban is worn under the chin and shows no hair."