sea king

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:
1575–85; translation of Old Norse sǣkonungr; cognate with Old English sǣcyning

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sea king
 
n
any of the greater Viking pirate chiefs who led raids on the coasts of early medieval Europe

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