sea dog

noun
1.
a sailor, especially an old or experienced one.
3.
a dogfish.
4.
a pirate or privateer.

Origin:
1590–1600

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sea dog
 
n
an experienced or old sailor

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No pirate knew our waters better than this blunt old sea dog.
Twice it nearly succeeded, but at last an old sea dog seized you by the collar and drew you up on the crosstrees.
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