- a sailor inclined to question or complain about the orders given.
Origin of sea lawyer
Examples from the Web for sea lawyer
Historical Examples of sea lawyer
"I am no lawyer, not even a sea-lawyer," I answered, wondering what he was driving at.Up the River
I must get rid of this sea-lawyer instantly, or worse will come of it.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI
Robert Louis Stevenson
As the sea-lawyer had said, the evidence was all against him.Dutch Courage and Other Stories
The sea-lawyer is the calculating, dissatisfied, eloquent man.
Look here, brother Harry,” he cried; “is this my nephew Sydney, or some confounded young son of a sea-lawyer?Syd Belton
George Manville Fenn
- nautical slang a contentious seaman