1 [usually in singular] the number of people attending or taking part in an event, especially the number of people voting in an election:we reckon that thirty-five per cent is a good turnout for local elections
2North American a road turning:I couldn’t find the lake at first—I drove past the turnout
a point at which a railway track diverges; a set of points:at most junctions and crossovers, the trains will be able to take the turnout at 230 km/h
a widened place in a road for cars to pass each other or park temporarily:parks studded with scenic turnouts
3a carriage or other horse-drawn vehicle with its horse or horses.
4 [in singular] the way in which a person or thing is equipped or dressed:his turnout was exceedingly elegant
5 [mass noun] Ballet the ability to rotate the legs outward in the hip socket:she has good natural turnout