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Definition of "turn-out" [turn•-out]

  • The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout. (noun)
  • A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch. (noun)
  • That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage. (noun)
  • The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose; the number in attendance at a gathering. (noun)
  • Net quantity of produce yielded. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "turn-out" in a sentence
  • "But youth turn-out has increased successively during the last three presidential cycles, and some pollsters are predicting that youth may comprise over a quarter of the electorate in 2012, up from 18% in 2008 and 2004."
  • "Ewen MacAskill in Des Moines hears news of a bumper turn-out expected:Republicans are expecting a bigger turn-out than 2008, when 120,000 took part."
  • "Also that the turn-out the Iowa straw poll was the second largest on record."