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turn·out / ˈtərnˌout/ • n. 1. [usu. in sing.] the number of people attending or taking part in an event, esp. the number of people voting in an election. 2. a turn in a road. ∎  a point at which a railroad track diverges. ∎  a widened place in a road for cars to pass each other or park temporarily. 3. a carriage or other horse-drawn vehicle with its horse or horses. 4. [in sing.] the way in which a person or thing is equipped or dressed: his turnout was exceedingly elegant. 5. Ballet the ability to rotate the legs outward at the hips.

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