Associations to the word «Turtle»


TURTLE, noun. Any land or marine reptile of the order Testudines, characterised by a protective shell enclosing its body.
TURTLE, noun. (Australia) (British) A sea turtle.
TURTLE, noun. (military) 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.
TURTLE, noun. (computing) 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.
TURTLE, noun. (computing) An on-screen cursor that serves the same function as a turtle for drawing.
TURTLE, noun. (printing) (historical) The curved plate in which the form is held in a type-revolving cylinder press.
TURTLE, noun. (comptheory) A small element towards the end of a list of items to be bubble sorted, and thus tending to take a long time to be swapped into its correct position. Compare rabbit.
TURTLE, verb. To flip over onto the back or top; to turn upside down.
TURTLE, verb. To turn and swim upside down.
TURTLE, verb. To hunt turtles, especially in the water.
TURTLE, verb. (video games) To build up a large defense force and strike only punctually, rather than going for an offensive strategy.
TURTLE, noun. (now rare) (archaic) A turtle dove.
TURTLE, proper noun. A river in Saskatchewan, Canada.
TURTLE DOVE, noun. Any of several birds in the genus Streptopelia of the pigeon family.
TURTLE DOVES, noun. Plural of turtle dove
TURTLE EXCLUDER DEVICE, noun. (fishing) A device that allows a captured sea turtle to escape when caught in a fishing net.
TURTLE EXCLUDER DEVICES, noun. Plural of turtle excluder device
TURTLE GRAPHICS, noun. (computing) Vector graphics generated by a turtle that moves according to relative coordinates on a Cartesian plane, as in the Logo programming language.
TURTLE HULL, noun. (US) The trunk of a car; a storage compartment under the hood.
TURTLE HULL, noun. A rumble seat.
TURTLE HULLS, noun. Plural of turtle hull
TURTLE NECK, noun. Alternative spelling of turtleneck
TURTLE NECKS, noun. Plural of turtle neck
TURTLE PEG, noun. A spike attached to a cord or rod, used for catching sea turtles.
TURTLE PEGS, noun. Plural of turtle peg
TURTLE RIVER, proper noun. A city in Minnesota, USA.

Dictionary definition

TURTLE, noun. A sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar.
TURTLE, noun. Any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming.
TURTLE, verb. Overturn accidentally; "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!".
TURTLE, verb. Hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation.

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad