noun a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar
noun any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
verb overturn accidentally
capsize; turn turtle.
- Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!
verb hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation
, L. turtur
; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Turtle
the sea tortoise.
- (Zoöl.) The turtledove.
Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga
tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga
, also F. tortue
, and E. tortoise
- (Zoöl.) Any one of the numerous species of Testudinata, especially a sea turtle, or chelonian.
✍ In the United States the land and fresh-water tortoises are also called turtles.
- (Printing) The curved plate in which the form is held in a type-revolving cylinder press.
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