seaboot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

sea +‎ boot

Noun[edit]

seaboot (plural seaboots)

  1. A waterproof boot for use on ships in bad weather.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 9, [1]
      There was a low rumbling of heavy sea-boots among the benches, and a still slighter shuffling of women's shoes, and all was quiet again, and every eye on the preacher.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 18, [2]
      Doubtless he had a middle because there was a shrivelled little voice pickled away somewhere in his vitals, but his sou'wester came so low and his sea-boots so high, the rest of him seemed negligible.
    • 1956, William Golding, Pincher Martin, Faber & Faber, 2012, Chapter 14,
      " [] You saw the body. He didn't even have time to kick off his seaboots."

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