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turtleback

[tur-tl-bak] /ˈtɜr tlˌbæk/
noun
1.
Archaeology. tortoise-core.
2.
Furniture. an oval or elliptical boss.
Origin of turtleback
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; turtle1 + back1
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turtleback

/ˈtɜːtəlˌbæk/
noun
1.
an arched projection over the upper deck of a ship at the bow and sometimes at the stern for protection in heavy seas
2.
(now obsolete in archaeological usage) a crude convex stone axe
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