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hair seal

noun
  1. any of various seals having coarse hair and no soft underfur.
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Origin of hair seal

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of hair seal

  • They were of the kind known here as the hair-seal, the skin of which is of little value.

    Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    John MacGillivray

  • Their clothing is also marine, their parkees of the hair-seal and their mukluks of the giant seal.


British Dictionary definitions for hair seal

hair seal

noun
  1. any earless seal, esp the harbour seal, having a coat of stiff hair with no underfur
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