Meaning of “turtle” in the English Dictionary

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"turtle" in British English

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turtlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɜː.təl/ us /ˈtɝː.t̬əl/ plural turtles or turtle

an animal which lives in or near water and has a thick shell covering its body into which it can move its head and legs for protection

(Definition of “turtle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turtle" in American English

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turtlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɜr·t̬əl/

an animal that lives in or near water, having a thick, outer shell that covers and protects its body

(Definition of “turtle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)