sea·gull | \ ˈsē-ˌgəl \

Definition of seagull 

: a gull frequenting the sea broadly : gull

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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 Romantic writers and painters have struggled to capture the wistfulness of that ocean air, the cloud shadowing those sunny skies; poets have called it forth with the squawk of the seagull. Pat Cunnane, WSJ, "Goodbye to Summer, Just as It Begins," 5 July 2018 Among the greatest threats to the shape-shifting heroes of the Marvel sequel are windshield wipers, salt shakers and seagulls. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 'Ant-Man' sequel is a less-is-more triumph," 5 July 2018 The seagulls, meanwhile, have yet to express remorse for the pepperoni incident. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Hotel Lifts Longtime Ban on Visitor After Seagull and Pepperoni Incident," 2 Apr. 2018 Spastic seabirds, the puffins, murres and a variety of seagulls challenged the boat, sometimes strafing in disdain when no morsels were cast their way. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Even with one bad eye, Alaska’s Barren Islands are a sight to behold," 13 June 2018 Before there were seagulls, sisters, orchards or late-night vodka confessionals, there was Anton Chekhov’s 1887 play about a superfluous man torn between his tubercular wife and his landowner’s daughter. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "9 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 7 June 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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