Part of speech: verb

To agitate, as cream in a churn.

Part of speech: noun

A vessel in which milk or cream is agitated to separate the butter.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "churn":

  1. I. Small churn for family butter making. - "A Living from the Land", William B. Duryee.
  2. The ground gave under his feet, and at every step a squashy sound was heard, as if the handle were being drawn out of a churn. - "Dame Care", Hermann Sudermann.
  3. It did not take him five minutes, with the tools he carried on his motor- cycle, to put it back, and the churn was ready to use. - "Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle", Victor Appleton.