[ tur-tl-bak ]
/ ˈtɜr tlˌbæk /
Furniture. an oval or elliptical boss.
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Because of its shape, Singer company brochures of the 1920s referred to it as the Turtleback Machine.The Invention of the Sewing Machine|Grace Rogers Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for turtleback
/ (ˈtɜːtəlˌbæk) /
an arched projection over the upper deck of a ship at the bow and sometimes at the stern for protection in heavy seas
(now obsolete in archaeological usage) a crude convex stone axe
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