What does the word turf mean?

Usage examples for turf

  1. The pool has now reached considerable proportions, and, 'aving had certain losses on the Turf very recent, I am extremely anxious to win it. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. You're taking away the turf from the cake. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  3. Cottage kitchen; turf fire on the right; a bed near it against the wall with a body lying on it covered with a sheet. – In the Shadow of the Glen by J. M. Synge