testudo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (te-st'dō, -sty'-), [key]
— pl. tes•tu•di•nes
- (among the ancient Romans) a movable shelter with a strong and usually fireproof arched roof, used for protection of soldiers in siege operations.
- a shelter formed by overlapping oblong shields, held by soldiers above their heads.
- testudo (Thesaurus)