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seagull

or sea gull

[see-guhl] /ˈsiˌgʌl/
noun
1.
a gull, especially any of the marine species.
Origin of seagull
1535-1545
1535-45; sea + gull1

Sea Gull, The

noun
1.
a play (1896) by Anton Chekhov.
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Examples from the Web for sea gull
Historical Examples
  • The proa had entered the quiet waters within, and was coming to rest as gracefully as a sea gull stops in its flight.

    Adrift on the Pacific Edward S. Ellis
  • A sea gull poised a moment above them and broke into a laugh.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • One lifted his arm and pointed seaward in the direction of the sea gull.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • With wide-open engines, she struck the sea gull amidships, full on the beam.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • Chamberlain, no doubt, just rubbing the nose of his tender against the sea gull.

    The Stolen Singer Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • With a cry to the other boys on the "sea gull" he rushed to the houseboat.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • Judging from our present progress the sea gull would prove herself a clipper once under full steam.

    Gordon Craig Randall Parrish
  • But the "sea gull" was stock still and there was no way to move her.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • It is the sea gull,” Elsie confirmed her, “and they are lowering a boat already.

    The Torch Bearer I. T. Thurston
  • The extra hand for the sea gull did just the same as the chauffeur.

    The Stolen Singer Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
British Dictionary definitions for sea gull

seagull

/ˈsiːˌɡʌl/
noun
1.
a popular name for gull1
2.
(NZ) a casual wharf labourer who is not a trade-union member
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Word Origin and History for sea gull

seagull

n.

1540s, from sea + gull (n.).

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