Definition of crabeater seal in English:

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crabeater seal

Pronunciation: /ˈkrabēdər ˌsēl/


A slender, gray Antarctic seal that lives on the pack ice, feeding mainly on krill.
  • Lobodon carcinophagus, family Phocidae.
Example sentences
  • A school of crabeater seals surfs the turquoise surge around the base of a grounded iceberg.
  • After the summer moult, the crabeater seal is dark brown dorsally and grades to blonde ventrally.
  • Waterproof hair and insulating fat, called blubber, help crabeater seals stay warm in the frigid waters.

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Syllabification: crab·eat·er seal

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