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or sea gull

[see-guhl] /ˈsiˌgʌl/
a gull, especially any of the marine species.
Origin of seagull
First recorded in 1535-45; sea + gull1

Sea Gull, The

a play (1896) by Anton Chekhov. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for sea gull
Historical Examples
  • She wished that she was a boy and could go with Amos in the “sea gull.”

  • A sea gull poised a moment above them and broke into a laugh.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • It is the sea gull,” Elsie confirmed her, “and they are lowering a boat already.

    The Torch Bearer

    I. T. Thurston
  • One lifted his arm and pointed seaward in the direction of the sea gull.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • With wide-open engines, she struck the sea gull amidships, full on the beam.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • It was almost here he remembered suddenly that the sea gull had been wrecked.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • A sea gull of corresponding color is on the sand, seeking what it may devour.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • Of all the pets a fisherman might have, surely a sea gull was the most fitting.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • With a cry to the other boys on the "sea gull" he rushed to the houseboat.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • But the "sea gull" was stock still and there was no way to move her.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
British Dictionary definitions for sea gull


a popular name for gull1
(NZ) a casual wharf labourer who is not a trade-union member
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Word Origin and History for sea gull



1540s, from sea + gull (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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