from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sailor who has crossed the equator.
- n. A veteran sailor.
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- n. worldly sailor
- n. a sailor who has already crossed the equator
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old sailor; a seadog; a barnacle.
From the toughness of such a sailor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)