sea king

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noun

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
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sea king


noun

any of the greater Viking pirate chiefs who led raids on the coasts of early medieval Europe
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