A word used to discribe the gesture made by your hands after a line or series of lines have been spoken that have now resulted in an uncomfortable silence. The person executing the "Awkward Turtle" is basically, jerking there hands around in rougly the shape of a turtle, unable to speak. And silence ensues
The evening was going smoothly until Merc had to go and tell us his dad used to lock him in a closet when he was bad. Silence ensued. Darrow began to make the "Awkward Turtle" with his hands, and the rest of us stared anywhere but at Merc.