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or sea gull

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  1. a gull, especially any of the marine species.
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Origin of seagull

First recorded in 1535–45; sea + gull1
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Related Words for seagull

shoot, float, glide, drift, travel, sail, reach, cross, flutter, swoop, climb, circle, operate, speed, rush, pilot, control, dash, skim, skirt

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Contemporary Examples of seagull

Historical Examples of seagull

  • The Seagull lies at anchor in the bay ready to sail at a moment's notice.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • We will not however trace his future steps in regard to the Seagull.

    Under the Waves

    R M Ballantyne

  • As we have said, a large portion of the cargo of the Seagull had already been recovered.

    Under the Waves

    R M Ballantyne

  • Still Baldwin shook his head, remarking that the Seagull was full 900 tons.

    Under the Waves

    R M Ballantyne

  • Something of her own strong vigilance was in the look, bringing the seagull to his mind.

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

British Dictionary definitions for seagull


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


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

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