Definition of turtle

Definition of turtle
  1. turtle Noun A land or marine reptile having a protective shell (made up of a carapace and a plastron) enclosing its body.
  2. turtle Noun A sea turtle.
  3. turtle Noun An Ancient Roman attack method, where the shields held by the soldiers hide them, not only left, right, front and back, but also from above.
  4. turtle Noun A type of robot having a domed case (and so resembling the reptile), used in education, especially for making line drawings by means of a computer program.
  5. turtle Noun An on-screen cursor that serves the same function as a turtle for drawing.
  6. turtle Verb To flip over onto the back or top; to turn upside down.
  7. turtle Verb To turn and swim upside down.
  8. turtle Verb To hunt turtles, especially in the water.
  9. turtle Verb To build up a large defense force and strike only punctually, rather than going for an offensive strategy.
  10. turtle Noun A turtle dove.
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