Meaning of U-turn


Pronunciation: (y'tûrn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a-shaped turn made by a vehicle so as to head in the opposite direction from its original course.
  2. a reversal of policy, tactics, or the like, resembling such a maneuver.
  1. to execute a U-turn: to U-turn into oncoming traffic.
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