loggerhead turtle

  1. a sea turtle, Caretta caretta, having a large head: now greatly reduced in number.

Origin of loggerhead turtle

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby loggerhead turtle

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How to use loggerhead turtle in a sentence

  • “If a population of loggerheads were to become extinct, we will not be able to rescue them by taking loggerhead turtle eggs from elsewhere and moving them,” says Lohmann.

  • He soon had his charger in fair control, but the science of riding a big loggerhead turtle isn't picked up in a minute.

    Dick in the Everglades | A. W. Dimock
  • One day while Pedro sat in the bow, they saw a 400-pound loggerhead turtle lying asleep on the water.

    Dick in the Everglades | A. W. Dimock
  • As they neared the bay a loggerhead turtle rose near them and Dick wanted to hunt it.

    Dick in the Everglades | A. W. Dimock
  • I had often read of this, and once I tried it, but caught only a loggerhead turtle of twenty pounds.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing | James Alexander Henshall
  • The second is called loggerhead turtle, having a shell much resembling the hawk-bill, but not worth anything for manufacturing.

    Journal of Voyages | Jacob Dunham