Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or method of catching turtles; the business of a turtler.
- n. Any slow progression or build-up.
- n. in gaming, a defensive strategy of avoiding conflict, usually in a fixed position.
'Turtle' may be an alteration of 'tortoise,' which may come from the Late Latin 'tartaruchus,' of the underworld.
“Turtle is abundant, and the business of 'turtling' forms an occupation additional to that of wrecking.”
“Defensively 'turtling' will only take you so far in free-for-all, however, since your victory will depend on how many points you can earn by capturing strategic locations on the map; the more locations you capture, the more quickly you'll earn your points.”
“Meet Eddie Lee, one of the top video-game players at the now-closed Chinatown Fair Arcade, and learn 'turtling,' the style of play Mr. Lee invented, in a video from Jon Rafman.”