Definitions

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  • n. a cylindrical drawstring bag used by sailors to hold their clothing and other gear

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I closed my computer, gathered the last of my belongings, and loaded them into my seabag.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • They had been trained in physical fitness and swimming, self-defense and small-arms shooting, first aid and seamanship, firefighting and the proper way to pack a seabag.

    Come Again No More

  • He reached into the truck and grabbed his seabag off the floor.

    Deadly Promises

  • He reached under the table and retrieved a deck of cards from his seabag.

    Deadly Promises

  • My entire seabag full of dirty civilian clothes was stolen out of my car two nights before I left Japan for thirty days leave.

    Making Light: The new new TSA regulations

  • Actually, my personal plague has to do with rodents setting up shop once my pest control guy has carried his seabag out the door.

    Married to the Military

  • In Hull, he escaped from a seabag, an old-time leather-and-canvas super straitjacket meant for mutineers or drunken sailors.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • They kept the man under guard at the fort until the next day, when McGowan told him to pack his seabag.

    The Village

  • The dealer would agree, thinking he'd taken advantage of a dust-bowl refugee with a leaky seabag -- and Sergeant Davis Evans would have himself another true love.

    Hollywood Nocturne

  • They glared at me as I struggled down the final ladder to their living space, my seabag preceding me with a heavy thud.

    The Draft

Comments

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  • I've been dying to use this word that way! Alas, I waited too long....

    Welcome back, jennarenn. Sorry about your flight. (That's how I greet everyone who travels nowadays.)

    February 28, 2008

  • Yeah. American Airlines is a big fat seabag.

    February 28, 2008

  • Agreed. American Airlines, however, does not. (I'm back.) :)

    February 28, 2008

  • Yeah, me too. :-) C_b rules.

    February 28, 2008

  • I was following c_b's lead :-)

    February 28, 2008

  • John, with your recent words, c_b's O'Brian quotes, and those darn knots of mine, we're amassing quite a nautical collection here.

    February 27, 2008

  • "A canvas bag (commonly green) that is issued to sailors in boot camp. A seabag, roughly three feet tall by a foot and a half in diameter, is supposed to accommodate a sailor's entire set of uniforms (the key words being supposed to.) Lifers were fond of claiming that sailors did not need anything that didn't come in their seabag (usually in reference to spouses and children.)"
    - rubbermice.com

    February 27, 2008