shellback

noun
shell·​back | \ ˈshel-ˌbak How to pronounce shellback (audio) \

Definition of shellback

1 : an old or veteran sailor
2 : a person who has crossed the equator and been initiated in the traditional ceremony

First Known Use of shellback

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shellback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shellback. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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