testudo


tes·tu·do

noun \tes-ˈtü-(ˌ)dō, -ˈtyü-\
plural tes·tu·dos

Definition of TESTUDO

:  a cover of overlapping shields or a shed wheeled up to a wall used by the ancient Romans to protect an attacking force

Origin of TESTUDO

Latin testudin-, testudo, literally, tortoise, tortoise shell; akin to Latin testa shell
First Known Use: 1609

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