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Definition 1: any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming - [noun denoting animal]

(turtle is a kind of ...) a reptile of the order Chelonia

(... is a kind of turtle ) voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites

(... is a kind of turtle ) usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica

(... is a kind of turtle ) freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markings; common in the eastern United States

(... is a kind of turtle ) chiefly terrestrial turtle of North America; shell can be closed tightly

(... is a kind of turtle ) large river turtle of the southern United States and northern Mexico

(... is a kind of turtle ) freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets

(... is a kind of turtle ) freshwater turtle of Chesapeake Bay tributaries having red markings on the lower shell

(... is a kind of turtle ) any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish water

(... is a kind of turtle ) bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America

(... is a kind of turtle ) large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws

(... is a kind of turtle ) any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas

(turtle is a part of ...) hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

(turtle is a part of ...) (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside

Definition 2: a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for turtle in the sense of this definition

(turtle is a kind of ...) a close-fitting pullover shirt

(turtle is a kind of ...) a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body

(turtle is a part of ...) a high close-fitting turnover collar

Definition 3: hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation - [verb of competition]

(turtle is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Definition 4: overturn accidentally - [verb of motion]

Samples where turtle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!

Synonyms for turtle in the sense of this definition

(turtle is a kind of ...) turn from an upright or normal position

"The big vase overturned" "The canoe tumped over"

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