Definition of turtle


  • a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar. Synonyms: polo-neck, turtleneck.
  • any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming.


  • overturn accidentally; "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!". Synonyms: capsize, turn turtle.
  • hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation.

Related words

cooter, redbelly, slider, terrapin, tortoise.

Words nearby turtle

hurtle, turtler.

Rhymes with turtle

fertile, hurtle, infertile, myrtle.

Start with turtle

turtles, turtlehead, turtleneck, turtlenecked, turtlers, turtlebacks, turtlenecks, turtledove, turtleheads, turtleback, turtledoves, turtler, turtled.

More information about turtle

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • turtle is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 6 points
  • turtle is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 6 points
  • turtle is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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