[ tawr-too-guh ]
/ tɔrˈtu gə /
an island off the N coast of and belonging to Haiti: formerly a pirate stronghold. 23 miles (37 km) long; 70 sq. mi. (180 sq. km).
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How to use Tortuga in a sentence
We made it hot, and so they marooned us: me on a dry Tortuga cay, and him in an oarless boat.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tortuga
an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)French name: La Tortue (la tɔrty)
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