Meaning of turnoff

turn•off

Pronunciation: (tûrn'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. a small road that branches off from a larger one, esp. a ramp or exit leading off a major highway: He took the wrong turnoff and it took him some 15 minutes to get back on the turnpike.
  2. a place at which one diverges from or changes a former course.
  3. an act of turning off.
  4. the finished product of a certain manufacturing process, as weaving.
  5. the quantity of fattened livestock distributed to market.
  6. something or someone that makes one unsympathetic or antagonistic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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