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shellback

[shel-bak] /ˈʃɛlˌbæk/
noun
1.
an old sailor.
2.
a person who has crossed the equator by boat.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; shell + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for shellback

shellback

/ˈʃɛlˌbæk/
noun
1.
(informal) a sailor who has crossed the equator Compare polliwog (sense 2)
2.
an experienced or old sailor
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