sea lawyer
noun Date: 1829 an argumentative captious sailor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sea lawyer — Sea law yer (Zo[ o]l.) The gray snapper. See under {Snapper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea lawyer — n. Informal a contentious sailor, who habitually argues, questions orders and regulations, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sea lawyer — juodasis rifešeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lutjanus apodus angl. black snapper; schoolmaster; sea lawyer rus. луциан кахи; морской адвокат; чёрный юрист ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea-lawyer —    see barrack room lawyer …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • sea-lawyer —  Same as barrack room lawyer …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • sea lawyer — noun an argumentative and contentious seaman • Hypernyms: ↑mariner, ↑seaman, ↑tar, ↑Jack tar, ↑Jack, ↑old salt, ↑seafarer, ↑gob, ↑sea dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea lawyer — Naut. Slang. a sailor inclined to question or complain about the orders given. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea lawyer — n. polemic sailor; sailor who tends to question or complain about orders given (Slang); prisoner who has become an expert in law and helps other inmates write petitions and pleas (Slang); gray snapper fish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea lawyer — noun informal an eloquently and obstinately argumentative person …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea lawyer — A term applied facetiously to a sailor who talks volubly of the legal rights of sailors, also to a person in another walk of life but contentious in respect of legal rights …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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