sea dog definition by Webster's New World
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- an experienced sailor
Origin: translated, translation of German seehund (or Dutch zeehond), altered (as if ; from see, sea) ; from earlier seelhund ; from an unverified form seel, akin to seal plush hund, dog: from its barkany of various seals
sea dog definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various seals or similar marine mammals.
- Nautical A very experienced sailor.
- sea·dog See fogbow.