sea king



one of the piratical Scandinavian chiefs who ravaged the coasts of medieval Europe.
(initial capital letters) a twin-engine U.S. Navy helicopter for rescue work and antisubmarine warfare.

Origin of sea king

1575–85; translation of Old Norse sǣkonungr; cognate with Old English sǣcyning Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sea king

Historical Examples of sea king

  • When it is said that Erling was a Sea-king, it is much as if we had said he was an admiral in a small way.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • In the tenth century he might have been a Sea-king or something similar.

    Blue Lights

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • His wife set out in the new steamer and sang to the sea-king.

  • The shields of the sea-king and the admiral were bordered with gold.

  • "But I am dying to see the tomb of the Danish sea-king," said Harriet.

British Dictionary definitions for sea king

sea king


any of the greater Viking pirate chiefs who led raids on the coasts of early medieval Europe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012