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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sea dog mean? 

SEA DOG (noun)
  The noun SEA DOG has 1 sense:

1. a man who serves as a sailor

  Familiarity information: SEA DOG used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SEA DOG (noun)

Sense 1sea dog [BACK TO TOP]


A man who serves as a sailor

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Nouns denoting people


gob; Jack-tar; mariner; old salt; sea dog; seafarer; seaman; Jack; tar

Hypernyms ("sea dog" is a kind of...):

crewman; sailor (any member of a ship's crew)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sea dog"):

able seaman; able-bodied seaman (a seaman in the merchant navy; trained in special skills)

bo's'n; bo'sun; boatswain; bos'n; bosun (a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen)

deckhand; roustabout (a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor)

helmsman; steerer; steersman (the person who steers a ship)

bargee; bargeman; lighterman (someone who operates a barge)

officer; ship's officer (a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel)

pilot (a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor)

sea lawyer (an argumentative and contentious seaman)

whaler (a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales)

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