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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A club of gymnasts or tumblers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A company or association of gymnasts and athletes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A company or association of gymnasts and athletes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An association for the practice of gymnastics according to the system of the turners. See turner, 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a club of tumblers or gymnasts

Etymologies

German : turnen, to do gymnastics; see turner2 + Verein, club (from obsolete vereine, back-formation from Middle High German vereinen, to unite : ver-, intensive pref. from Old High German far-; + einen, to make one from ein, one, from Old High German).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German, from turnen to exercise + Verein a union. (Wiktionary)

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