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Definition of "gull" []

  • Any of various chiefly coastal aquatic birds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage. (noun)
  • A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe. (noun)
  • To deceive or cheat. (verb-transitive)
  • Any aquatic bird of the genus Larus and related genera, such as L. canus (common gull or mew) having long pointed wings, short legs, and a mostly white plumage: family Laridae, order Charadriiformes (noun)

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Use "gull" in a sentence
  • "BESIDES BEING the name of an aquatic bird, the word gull is also a verb that means “to deceive or cheat” according to the American Heritage College Dictionary."
  • "Anonymous: Sorry KrautBeckerFan - the Latin for Aussie gull translates as"
  • "Glaucous gulls L. hyperboreus and Kelp gulls L. dominicanus were also nested within L. argentatus, and the discovery about the Kelp gull is interesting: this species is unique to the Southern Hemisphere, and Liebers et al. (2004) concluded that it must have evolved via long-distance colonisation ‘from the same ancestral population as the Lesser black-backed gull, suggesting that its ancestors were highly migratory, as nominate Lesser black-backed gulls still are today’ (p. 895)."