turn·ver·ein (tûrnvə-rīn′, trn-)
A club of gymnasts or tumblers.
[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-; see per1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + einen, to make one, from ein, one, from Old High German; see oi-no- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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