1. What does turtling mean?

Playing defensively

A multiplayer gaming term that means to build strong defenses and be unwilling to go "out of the shell" to attack; sometimes used as a strategy when losing a game and in survival mode, but also used when winning in order to hang on until time runs out and you win.


Turtling is so annoying because is just draws out the length of games unnecessarily.

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Updated July 16, 2014
2. What does turtling mean?

Breaching of a bowel movement

Turtling refers to the breaching of a person's bowel movement (BM). The name comes from the similar movement of a turtle poking his head out of his shell.

Turtling is a dangerous game to play because if you lose, there's no way of putting the toothpaste back in the tube. But it's not typically done for fun, it usually happens when trying to hold back the urge until you can find a restroom, or a tree to hide behind.


He rushed to the BR like he just rode a horse for a week.
Yeah, he was totally turtling.

That turtling feeling

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Updated April 8, 2019

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