sea dog

sea dog
noun
a man who serves as a sailor
Syn:
mariner, ↑seaman, ↑tar, ↑Jack-tar, ↑Jack, ↑old salt, ↑seafarer, ↑gob
Derivationally related forms: ↑seamanly (for: ↑seaman), ↑seamanship (for: ↑seaman)
Hypernyms: ↑sailor, ↑crewman
Hyponyms:

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noun
1.
a.
(3) : a small sea lion (Zalophus californianus) of the California coast
b. : a heraldic representation of a seal with a beaver tail, long back fin, webbed feet, and scaly legs and body
2. : dogfish
3.
a. : an experienced sailor : one long at sea

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1. a sailor, esp. an old or experienced one.
2. See harbor seal.
3. a dogfish.
4. a pirate or privateer.
[1590-1600]

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sea dog noun
1. An old or experienced sailor
2. A pirate
3. A dogfish
4. The common or harbour seal (old)
5. A beast like a talbot with a dorsal fin and beaver's tail (heraldry)
6. A luminous appearance over the horizon, presaging bad weather (cf ↑fog-bow, ↑fog-dog)
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Main Entry:sea

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sea dog UK US noun [countable] [singular sea dog plural sea dogs] humorous
someone who has a lot of experience of ships and sailing
Thesaurus: sailors and people who work on boats and shipshyponym

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sea dog,
1. a sailor, especially one who has had long experience.
2. a privateer or pirate.
3. a) the common or harbor seal. b) = dogfish. (Cf.dogfish)
4. = fogdog. (Cf.fogdog)

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n.
1) informal an old or experienced sailor
2) Heraldry a mythical beast like a dog with fins, webbed feet, and a scaly tail

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noun, pl ⋯ dogs [count]
old-fashioned + literary : an experienced sailor

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ˈsea dog [sea dog] noun (informal)
a sailor who is old or who has a lot of experience

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sea-dog — (n.) 1590s, harbor seal, from SEA (Cf. sea) + DOG (Cf. dog) (n.). Meaning old sailor is attested from 1840 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sea dog — 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dogfish. (b) The common seal. [1913 Webster] 2. An old sailor; a salt. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea dog — n. 1. an experienced sailor 2. [transl. of Ger seehund (or Du zeehond), altered (as if < see, SEA) < earlier seelhund < * seel, akin to SEAL2 + hund, dog: from its bark] any of various seals …   English World dictionary

  • sea dog — sea dogs also seadog N COUNT A sea dog is a sailor is who has spent many years at sea. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • sea dog — n literary someone with a lot of experience of ships and sailing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea dog — sea ,dog noun count HUMOROUS someone who has a lot of experience of ships and sailing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea dog — sea′ dog n. 1) a sailor, esp. an old or experienced one 2) harbor seal 3) a pirate or privateer • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea dog — ► NOUN informal ▪ an old or experienced sailor …   English terms dictionary

  • sea dog — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea dog : singular sea dog plural sea dogs humorous someone who has a lot of experience of ships and sailing …   English dictionary

  • sea dog — Seal Seal (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj[ a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocid[ae]} and {Otariid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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