hair seal
noun Date: 1824 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

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  • Hair seal — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hair seal — hair′ seal n. mam any of various earless seals having coarse hair and no soft underfur Compare fur seal • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • hair seal — n. EARLESS SEAL …   English World dictionary

  • hair seal — noun any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers • Syn: ↑earless seal, ↑true seal • Hypernyms: ↑seal • Hyponyms: ↑harbor seal, ↑common seal …   Useful english dictionary

  • hair seal — paprastasis ruonis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Phoca vitulina angl. bay seal; common seal; earless seal; Eastern Atlantic seal; European sand seal; fresh water seal; hair seal; harbour seal; larga …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • hair seal — /ˈhɛə sil/ (say hair seel) noun any of various seals with coarse hair and no soft underlying fur (distinguished from fur seal) …   Australian English dictionary

  • hair seal — any of various seals having coarse hair and no soft underfur. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hair — (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hair bracket — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hair cells — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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