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Meaning of testudo

tes•tu•do

Pronunciation: (te-st'dō, -sty'-), [key]
— pl. tes•tu•di•nes
  1. (among the ancient Romans) a movable shelter with a strong and usually fireproof arched roof, used for protection of soldiers in siege operations.
  2. a shelter formed by overlapping oblong shields, held by soldiers above their heads.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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