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  1. surrounded by the sea.
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Origin of seagirt

First recorded in 1615–25; sea + girt1
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Examples from the Web for sea-girt

Historical Examples of sea-girt

  • In feudal times this sea-girt fortress was almost impregnable.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866


  • In this manner the night of the 14th drew around our lone and sea-girt adventurers.

    Mercedes of Castile

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • And what a picture of cheerless desolation was this sea-girt island when Winn neared it!


    Charles Munn

  • This sea-girt rock had not at that time become classic ground.

    Willis the Pilot

    Johanna Spyri

  • It needs only a Virginia on the sea-girt island to turn the comrade into Paul.

    Rolf In The Woods

    Ernest Thompson Seton

British Dictionary definitions for sea-girt


  1. literary surrounded by the sea
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