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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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has brought the Alert nearly two feet lower in the water; while as to the seagull she is laden down like a collier.

    One of the 28th G. A. Henty
  • As we have said, a large portion of the cargo of the seagull had already been recovered.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • Her soul hung poised like a seagull in the momentary shelter of a giant wave-crest.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Sure I think now, indeed, Captain seagull, we were something over-shot.

  • We will not however trace his future steps in regard to the seagull.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for seagull


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 seagull

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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