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turf

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Singular
turf

Plural
turfs or turves

  1. Upper layer of soil with the grass growing on it, often used as a surface for lawns or sports fields.
    The kids played soccer on the soft turf of the school field.
  2. (countable) A person's territory or area of control.
    The street vendor claimed the corner as his turf, where he sold his handmade crafts.
  3. A block of peat used as fuel.
  4. (countable) A territory claimed by a gang as their own.