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Any of various seals having short stiff hair, especially an earless seal.
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(Animals) any earless seal, esp the harbour seal, having a coat of stiff hair with no underfur
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any of various earless seals having coarse hair and no soft underfur. Compare fur seal.
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|Noun||1.||hair seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers|
seal - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
common seal, harbor seal, Phoca vitulina - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere
elephant seal, sea elephant - either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunks
bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus, squareflipper square flipper - medium-sized greyish to yellow seal with bristles each side of muzzle; of the Arctic Ocean
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