sea legs

plural noun

Definition of sea legs

: bodily adjustment to the motion of a ship indicated especially by ability to walk steadily and by freedom from seasickness

Examples of sea legs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a time when the Mojito was the bane of bartenders back in the early aughts when the drink was popular but the craft cocktail movement hadn’t really found its sea legs yet. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 30 July 2022 The inner journey, as elucidated by Gergen, succeeds when the rising leader finds her balance — her sea legs — for rough waters. Jeremi Suri, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 For those with stronger sea legs, Steinway Tower holds 60 apartments—and a storied musical history. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Apr. 2022 At the stroke of midnight, both had their sea legs and glasses of Champagne. New York Times, 28 Jan. 2022 Or, continuing the metaphor, to get their sea legs. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2021 My sea legs seemed to pass muster with the crew, who cheerfully shared stories of past passengers vomiting and curling up on the floor. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 Sailors will also find 70 mooring balls and 25 marina slips available for yacht charters and non-hotel guests looking to dock their boat and rest their sea legs at The Bitter End Village. Leila Najafi, Travel + Leisure, 2 Dec. 2021 This is a sign of the growth the Colts have been looking for, of a dome team finding its sea legs away from home. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sea legs

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea legs was in 1712

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4 Aug 2022

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“Sea legs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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