Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that seals, as an undercoat of paint or varnish used to size a surface.
  • n. An officer who inspects, tests, and certifies weights and measures.
  • n. One that is engaged in the hunting of seals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tool used to seal something.
  • n. A person who is employed to seal things.
  • n. A coating designed to prevent excessive absorption of finish coats into pourous surfaces; a coating designed to prevent bleeding.
  • n. A person who hunts seals.
  • n. A vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who seals; especially, an officer whose duty it is to seal writs or instruments, to stamp weights and measures, or the like.
  • n. A mariner or a vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man or a ship engaged in the seal-fishery.
  • n. One who seals; one who stamps with a seal.
  • n. In the United States, an officer appointed to examine and test weights and measures, and set a stamp upon such as are true to the standard; also, an officer who inspects and stamps leather; also, one who inspects brick-molds, sealing such as are of proper size.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an official who affixes a seal to a document
  • n. a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)

Etymologies

seal (to close something) (Wiktionary)
seal (to hunt seals) (Wiktionary)

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