- any of several large, voracious, marine fishes, as the wolffish or sea bass.
- a pirate.
Origin of sea wolf
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for sea wolf
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
December 28, 2014
He shall be advanced by a sea-wolf, whom the woods of Africa shall accompany.Old English Chronicles
Below, the sea-wolf is described as having a head “of golden coloure.”The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXXIII, 1519-1522
The gavista's wailing cry re-echoed along the rocks; the sea-wolf's howl was heard amid the darkness.
The first passage (v. 1599 (b)-1600) I translate literally: Then many agreed upon this (namely), that the sea-wolf had killed him.Beowulf
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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