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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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OUT-TURN, n. Also oot-. [′ut′tʌrn]

1. Curling: the playing of a stone with the handle outwards so that it travels in an inward arc (Ags., Per., Kcb., Lnk., Dmf. 1964). Cf. Outhanle, id., and Inturn.Sc. 1890 J. Kerr Curling 411:
No curler is . . . entitled to be reckoned a graduate of arts in curling until he has mastered the knowledge of the in-turn and the out-turn.
Lnk. 1923 G. Rae Langsyne iv.:
Set this brush with the out-turn, and draw the shot.

2. Result, termination, turnout.Abd. 1881 W. Paul Past and Present 19:
Rahab . . . made a bad beginner, but she had a fine out-turn . . . she married Salmon.

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