from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Nautical A very experienced sailor.
- noun A seal or a similar marine mammal.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In meteorology, the solar halo seen in the mist and fog near the surface of the sea opposite the sun.
- noun The harbor-seal, Phoca vitulina; the sea-calf; also (in California), one of the eared seals, Zalophus californianus. See cuts under
- noun The dog-fish, Squalus acanthias, a kind of shark.
- noun A sailor who has been long afloat; an old sailor.
- noun A pirate; a privateer.
- noun In heraldry, a bearing representing a beast nearly like a talbot or alan, but with the addition of a tail like that of a triton, and sometimes with a sort of serrated fin along the back, continued down the tail. The body is covered with scales.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) The dogfish.
- The common seal.
- colloq. An old sailor; a salt.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a man who serves as a sailor
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