Gray back

grayback

[grey-bak]
noun
1.
any of various marine and aquatic animals that are dark gray above and light-colored or white below, as the gray whale, the alewife, certain whitefish, and certain sandpipers.
2.
Informal. a Confederate soldier.

Origin:
1805–15; gray1 + back1

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