noun, plural tur·tles, (especially collectively) tur·tle.
verb (used without object), tur·tled, tur·tling.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Idioms for turtle
- Nautical. to capsize or turn over completely in foundering.
- to overturn; upset: Several of the cars turned turtle in the course of the race.
Origin of turtle1
OTHER WORDS FROM turtleturtler, noun
Words nearby turtle
Definition for turtle (2 of 2)
Origin of turtle2
Example sentences from the Web for turtle
The reptiles have long been of scientific interest because of their unclear evolutionary relationship with other reptiles, as they share traits with lizards and turtles as well as birds.
Based on the genetic analyses, the researchers confirmed that the tuatara is more closely related to snakes and lizards than to crocodilians, birds or turtles.
The earliest dinosaur eggs were more like leathery turtle eggs than hard bird’s eggs.
These ecosystems are wildly diverse — home to everything from crabs to sea turtles.
Explore coral reef restoration, shipwrecks, sea turtles and more.
A non-Sioux nation in the state, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, also said no.The Native Americans Who Voted for ‘The Fighting Sioux’|Evan Weiner|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, Stovall has learned some political lessons in light of his turtle soup success.
He was filming other television spots in January and his campaign manager and the producer wanted to do the turtle soup spot.
So Rice decamped to Turtle Bay, where she bided her time until Jones retired at the NSC.
David McGuire tests Pacific seafood for mercury with GotMercury.org, a part of the Turtle Bay Restoration Network.Radioactive Tuna Won’t Kill You—but Should We Be Concerned About Mercury?|Daniel Stone|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the hunter was kind to the turtle: he tied it near a banana-tree, and gave it food every hour.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
I have a turtle now that will have a funny story to tell his friends, if he ever reaches his native home again.
The turtle that had taken the pin hook was swimming about with the string dragging after it.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home|Laura Lee Hope
"I should think that would be a very nice place," said the turtle.The Magic Bed|Hartwell James
The fisherman is assisted by his companions in the canoe, and a line is secured to the turtle.The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine|Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
British Dictionary definitions for turtle (1 of 2)
Derived forms of turtleturtler, noun
Word Origin for turtle
British Dictionary definitions for turtle (2 of 2)
Word Origin for turtle
Idioms and Phrases with turtle
see turn turtle.