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Noun: turtle  tur-t(u)l
  1. Any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
  2. [N. Amer] A sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar
    - turtleneck [N. Amer], polo-neck [Brit], polo neck [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: turtle  tur-t(u)l
  1. Overturn accidentally
    "Don't rock the boat or it will turtle!";
    - capsize, turn turtle
  2. Hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation

Derived forms: turtles, turtling, turtled

Type of: chelonian, chelonian reptile, hunt, hunt down, jersey, jumper [Brit], overturn, run, sweater [Brit], tee shirt, tip over, track down, T-shirt, tump over, turn over

Encyclopedia: Turtle, Missouri