Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

hair seal


Definition of hair seal

  1. :  any of a family (Phocidae) of seals having a coarse hairy coat, the hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers, and no external ears —called also true seal — compare eared seal


First Known Use of hair seal


Learn More about hair seal

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hair seal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).