crabeater seal

noun
crab·​eat·​er seal | \ ˈkrab-ˌē-tər- How to pronounce crabeater seal (audio) \

Definition of crabeater seal

: an Antarctic hair seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) that feeds on krill and lives and breeds on pack ice

called also crabeater

First Known Use of crabeater seal

1913, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about crabeater seal

Statistics for crabeater seal

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for crabeater seal

The first known use of crabeater seal was in 1913

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on crabeater seal

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about crabeater seal

Comments on crabeater seal

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

WORD OF THE DAY

miscellaneous remnants or debris

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!