hair seal

noun

Definition of hair seal

: 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

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Hair seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hair%20seal. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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