turtleback
noun Date: 1872 a raised convex surface • turtleback or turtle-backed adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Turtleback — Tur tle*back , n. 1. (Arch[ae]ol.) A rude stone celt of a form suggesting the back of a turtle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Naut.) A convex deck at the bow or stern of a vessel, so made to shed the seas quickly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turtleback — [tʉrt′ l bak΄] n. an arched structure built over the deck of a ship as a protection against heavy seas …   English World dictionary

  • turtleback — /terr tl bak /, n. 1. Archaeol. tortoise core. 2. Furniture. an oval or elliptical boss. [1880 85; TURTLE1 + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • turtleback — noun a) Anything having the shape of a turtles back (that is, its shell.) b) A library binding of a mass market paperback with a generic hardcover …   Wiktionary

  • turtleback — structure over ship’s bows or stern Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • turtleback — tur•tle•back [[t]ˈtɜr tlˌbæk[/t]] n. ara tortoise core • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • turtleback — /ˈtɜtlbæk/ (say tertlbak) noun 1. Also, turtledeck. an arched protection erected over the deck of a ship at the bow, and often at the stern also, to guard against damage from heavy seas. 2. Archaeology a crude stone implement having one or both… …   Australian English dictionary

  • turtleback — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: turtle (II) + back : a raised convex surface: as a. : an oval boss especially on furniture b. : a raised obstruction sometimes illuminated and placed in the pavement at a street intersection for the guidance of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turtleback Farm Inn — (Eastsound,США) Категория отеля: Адрес: 1981 Crow Valley Road, Eastsound, WA 98 …   Каталог отелей

  • Turtleback Falls — Infobox Waterfall caption=Although dangerous, Swimming is a popular activity at Turtleback Falls name=Turtleback Falls location=Horsepasture River, Nantahala National Forest, Blue Ridge Mountains, Transylvania County, North Carolina type=Slide,… …   Wikipedia

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