- an experienced sailor
Origin: transl. of Ger seehund (or Du zeehond), altered (as if < see, sea) < earlier seelhund < *seel, akin to seal + hund, dog: from its barkany of various seals
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- Any of various seals or similar marine mammals.
- Nautical A very experienced sailor.
- sea·dog See fogbow.