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seagull

or sea gull

[see-guhl] /ˈsiˌgʌl/
noun
1.
a gull, especially any of the marine species.
Origin of seagull
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; sea + gull1
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Examples from the Web for seagull
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  • The seagull lies at anchor in the bay ready to sail at a moment's notice.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • As we have said, a large portion of the cargo of the seagull had already been recovered.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • We will not however trace his future steps in regard to the seagull.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • Still Baldwin shook his head, remarking that the seagull was full 900 tons.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • Something of her own strong vigilance was in the look, bringing the seagull to his mind.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for seagull

seagull

/ˈsiːˌɡʌl/
noun
1.
a popular name for gull1
2.
(NZ) a casual wharf labourer who is not a trade-union member
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Word Origin and History for seagull
n.

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

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