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J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) was a British artist.

Turner may also refer to:

  • Turner (surname), a common surname of English derivation
  • Turner (given name), a given name of English derivation
  • One who uses a lathe for turning
  • Turner (utensil), a kitchen utensil closely related to a spatula




United States



American media mogul Ted Turner created several channels featuring his name:

  • TBS (TV channel) (Turner Broadcasting System), shows a variety of programming with a focus on comedy, not to be confused with the TBS company that owns it
  • Turner Classic Movies, featuring commercial-free classic movies
  • TNT (TV channel) (Turner Network Television), largely drama and sports programming
  • Turner South, defunct cable channel

Other uses

  • Turners, German Americans organized in athletic and political gymnastic unions
  • In German, a male gymnast is referred to as ein Turner; a female is eine Turnerin
  • Turner (verse novel), a 1994 verse novel by David Dabydeen
  • USS Turner, one of several American naval ships
  • Turner (crater), a small lunar impact crater near the Moon's equator

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