shellback

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Etymology[edit]

shell +‎ back (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “...but why?”)

Noun[edit]

shellback (plural shellbacks)

  1. A worldly sailor.
    Synonym: barnacle
  2. A sailor who has crossed the equator.

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