tur·​tling ˈtərt-liŋ How to pronounce turtling (audio)
: the action or process of catching turtles

Examples of turtling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lemieux, because the NHL had no rule against turtling. Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2022 And remember that turtling is harder to live with than failing. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, 18 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1669, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turtling was in 1669

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“Turtling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtling. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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