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sea lawyer

noun, Nautical Slang.
1.
a sailor inclined to question or complain about the orders given.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • He had been in some tough ships, and wa quite a diplomat and a sea lawyer.
  • He had been in some tough ships, and was quite a diplomat and a sea lawyer.
British Dictionary definitions for sea lawyer

sea lawyer

noun
1.
(nautical, slang) a contentious seaman
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