follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

sea lawyer

noun, Nautical Slang.
1.
a sailor inclined to question or complain about the orders given.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for sea lawyer
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sea lawyer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sea

3
3
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sea lawyer