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1. A sailor who has crossed the equator.
2. A veteran sailor.

[From the toughness of such a sailor.]


1. (Nautical Terms) informal a sailor who has crossed the equator. Compare polliwog2
2. (Nautical Terms) an experienced or old sailor



1. a veteran sailor.
2. a person who has crossed the equator aboard ship.
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