seagull

or sea gull

[see-guhl]

noun

a gull, especially any of the marine species.

Nearby words

  1. seaford,
  2. seafowl,
  3. seafront,
  4. seagirt,
  5. seagoing,
  6. seahawk,
  7. seahenge,
  8. seahorse,
  9. seajack,
  10. seakale beet

Origin of seagull

First recorded in 1535–45; sea + gull1

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British Dictionary definitions for seagull

seagull

noun

a popular name for gull 1
NZ a casual wharf labourer who is not a trade-union member
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Word Origin and History for seagull

seagull

n.

1540s, from sea + gull (n.).

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