sea·​gull | \ˈsē-ˌgəl \

Definition of seagull 

: a gull frequenting the sea broadly : gull

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The large, seagull-like craft can also travel faster, at speeds of up to 250 to 350 miles an hour. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Developing a New Air-Riding 'Sea Monster'," 2 Aug. 2018 Wildlife officials say some 70 baby seagulls found on a sidewalk in the South Loop were attacked and, in most cases, dropped to their death by older birds in their colony. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Dozens of baby gulls pushed to their deaths in South Loop were attacked by other gulls - not humans: wildlife official," 19 June 2018 Peter was a few steps out in the sand, looking at a large flock of seagulls that were walking around near the shore, scavenging the sand for food. Ellie Delano, Woman's Day, "Sweet Dreams," 3 Nov. 2010 The inevitable seagulls were gathering as Diaz struck out Longoria and Hunter Pence, then retired Nick Hundley on a harmless pop-up to end the game. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Joe Panik hot, Giants not, but it’s too soon to worry about the season," 3 Apr. 2018 Privacy - Terms Drunken seagulls have appeared along the West Dorset coast. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Drunk seagulls are staggering and throwing up on beaches, animal welfare group says," 7 July 2018 Police stayed busy Friday night responding to Gloucester’s latest criminal: a seagull. Elise Takahama,, "Seagull in Gloucester snatches wallet from man on the street," 14 July 2018 Pop music meditations, inflatable palm trees, slow dances, and untold family stories mix with humour, seagulls, and Gidget., "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 15," 12 July 2018 Dozens of drunk seagulls have been found on beaches in Southwest England after scavenging alcohol, according to news reports. James Rogers, Fox News, "Dozens of drunk seagulls found on beaches in Southern England," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of seagull

1542, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of seagull

: a large, common, usually gray and white bird that lives near the ocean


sea·​gull | \ˈsē-ˌgəl \

Kids Definition of seagull

: a gull that lives near the sea

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