hair seal

Definitions of hair seal
  1. noun
    any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
    synonyms: earless seal, true seal
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 5 types...
    hide 5 types...
    Phoca vitulina, common seal, harbor seal
    small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere
    Pagophilus groenlandicus, harp seal
    common Arctic seal; the young are all white
    elephant seal, sea elephant
    either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunks
    Erignathus barbatus, bearded seal, squareflipper square flipper
    medium-sized greyish to yellow seal with bristles each side of muzzle; of the Arctic Ocean
    Cystophora cristata, bladdernose, hooded seal
    medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters
    type of:
    seal
    any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
Word Family