from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something shaped like the back of a turtle, especially:
- n. Nautical An arched structure erected over the deck of a ship as protection from heavy seas.
- n. Archaeology A stone tool with a convex side.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anything having the shape of a turtle's back (that is, its shell.)
- n. A library binding of a mass market paperback with a generic hardcover.
- n. A common name for plants of the genus Psathyrotes of annual and perennial forbs and low subshrubs native to dry areas of southwestern North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rude stone celt of a form suggesting the back of a turtle.
- n. A convex deck at the bow or stern of a vessel, so made to shed the seas quickly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mech.: A name given to rounded formations suggesting the carapace of the tortoise or turtle.
- n. A rounded-back cover of any structure, as over the rear of a motorcar whose frame is designed for the rear seats of the tonneau construction, but in which only two front seats are installed.
- n. See the extract.
- n. A West Indian helmet-shell, Cassis tuberosa.
- n. Something having the shape of a turtle's back.
- n. An arched protection erected over the upper deck of a steamer at the bow, and often at the stern also, to guard against damage from the breaking on board of heavy seas; a whaleback.
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Bruno, a mix who's available for adoption, went organic in a pattern, wool knit "turtleback" sweater.
So now besides the turtleback I also have a new accessory since the last 2 months.
The reasonably small size and stiff turtleback cover make this dictionary just a little too large to fit in a pocket, but still readily portable.
Pinehurst didn't leave much either, but that was more by design with turtleback greens that repel shots.
They were pulled to each other as if drawn by some violent natural force, cataloguing snails and terrapins by day and spending their nights wrapped in each other in their own shell, their turtleback tent.
Ross designed his turtleback greens so that a good shot was rewarded and a poor one penalized, rolling off into countless chipping areas that require a player to think about the type of shot and club to choose.
With a few exceptions, the players liked the course, even if its turtleback greens and rolling terrain drove them to distraction at times.
There were no easy pins, but Meeks says that was the turtleback greens at work, not his decisions.
The chief and his crew had just reached the deck when the black shining turtleback of the submarine broke water.
And across this lane, silent and swift, like a moving picture on a screen, drifted a white turtleback with black dots clinging to it.