turtling

noun
tur·​tling | \ ˈtərt-liŋ How to pronounce turtling (audio) , ˈtər-tᵊl-iŋ \

Definition of turtling

: the action or process of catching turtles

Examples of turtling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And remember that turtling is harder to live with than failing. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "For Cavs coach John Beilein, failure would have been not taking the leap to the NBA," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of turtling

1669, in the meaning defined above

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“Turtling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtling. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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