sea wolf

  1. any of several large, voracious, marine fishes, as the wolffish or sea bass.

  2. a pirate.

Origin of sea wolf

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

Words Nearby sea wolf Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sea wolf in a sentence

  • His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.

    The Bars That Made America Great | Nina Strochlic | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The first passage (v. 1599 (b)-1600) I translate literally: Then many agreed upon this (namely), that the sea-wolf had killed him.

    Beowulf | Release Date: July 19, 2005 [EBook #16328]
  • Guillim, however (p. 271), in quoting the arms of Fennor, would seem to assert the sea-wolf and sea-dog to be one and the same.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • He shall be advanced by a sea-wolf, whom the woods of Africa shall accompany.

  • My old sea wolf is not frightened of the sea, but I think he is a little frightened of his brother.

    The Red Redmaynes | Eden Phillpotts
  • By the time that I had reached the cavern the waves already flowed over old sea wolf's resting-place.

    The Red Redmaynes | Eden Phillpotts