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sea king

noun
1.
one of the piratical Scandinavian chiefs who ravaged the coasts of medieval Europe.
2.
(initial capital letters) a twin-engine U.S. Navy helicopter for rescue work and antisubmarine warfare.
Origin of sea king
1575-1585
1575-85; translation of Old Norse sǣkonungr; cognate with Old English sǣcyning
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  • The great invasion of England by the sea king was already a complete failure.

    Ned, the son of Webb William O. Stoddard
  • Speak thou also to my father, to Brander the Brave, the sea king.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • But he knows what a sea king is--no king at all, so to speak.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • The sea king had been a widower for many years, and his aged mother kept house for him.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • And ere he went, the sea king spoke: Fair youth, now listen to my counsel.

    Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
  • He was rating his mount nicely and the son of sea king was eager to run.

  • Now I would have the good king know that I am not that; I am but a sea king.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • All the fishermen volunteered, but after many attempts the precious jewel still remained in the keeping of the sea king.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • Then the sea king was troubled, and asked him, saying, Wherefore dost thou sigh?

    Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
British Dictionary definitions for sea king

sea king

noun
1.
any of the greater Viking pirate chiefs who led raids on the coasts of early medieval Europe
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