shellback

shellback

[shel-bak]
noun
1.
an old sailor.
2.
a person who has crossed the equator by boat.

Origin:
1880–85; shell + back1

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shellback (ˈʃɛlˌbæk)
 
n
1.  informal Compare polliwog a sailor who has crossed the equator
2.  an experienced or old sailor

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