Pronunciation: (tûrf), [key]
n., pl. turfs, (esp. Brit.) turves;

1. a layer of matted earth formed by grass and plant roots.
2. peat, esp. as material for fuel.
3. a block or piece of peat dug for fuel.
4. Slang.
a. the neighborhood over which a street gang asserts its authority.
b. a familiar area, as of residence or expertise: Denver is her turf. When you talk literature you're getting into my turf.
5. Chiefly Brit.a piece cut or torn from the surface of grassland; sod.
6. the turf,
a. the track over which horse races are run.
b. the practice or sport of racing horses.

1. to cover with turf or sod.
2. Brit. remove from a desirable office or position; expel; kick out: He was turfed from leadership of the group.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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