from The 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
'Turtle' may be an alteration of 'tortoise,' which may come from the Late Latin 'tartaruchus,' of the underworld.