Definitions

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  • n. A strong-jawed North Atlantic fish of wolffish family Anarhichadidae, Anarhichas lupus.
  • n. Any of various dangerous people and animals that attack at sea.

Etymologies

sea + wolf (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is a class of submarines that was cancelled because of missing threats and high costs, the seawolf-class.

    Wonk Room » F-22 Killed By Seven-Meme Voltron

  • Opponents of the third seawolf say it is unnecessary because Russia is no longer competitive.

    Wonders In The Deep

  • He won fame in five campaigns against the corsairs of Morocco, fighting with such ferocity that he was called the Loup de Mer, the seawolf of France.

    Champlain's Dream

  • This was as much a shock as the seawolf hitting him from behind had been.

    Lord of the Isles

  • He'd had eyes only for the monstrously large seawolf in front of him.

    Lord of the Isles

  • With no more hesitation than he would have showed if a seawolf came out of the surf to attack his flock, Cashel raised his right foot to the ship's rail and went over the side in a clean dive.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The ten-foot seawolf was almost on him, waddling with its head high and its open mouth stinking like a slaughteryard on a hot summer day.

    Lord of the Isles

  • He fingered his calf where the seawolf had torn him; the twinge in the muscles was little more than he'd have expected from the day's normal labors.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The creature was a seawolf, one of a species of predatory lizards which had returned to the water.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The seawolf twisted onto itself, its jaws clopping together near its own tail.

    Lord of the Isles

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