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marine

  

      adj   usually prenominal  
1    of, found in, or relating to the sea  
2    of or relating to shipping, navigation, etc.  
3    of or relating to a body of seagoing troops  
marine corps     
4    of or relating to a government department concerned with maritime affairs  
5    used or adapted for use at sea  
a marine camera     
      n  
6    shipping and navigation in general  
the merchant marine     
7    cap when part of a name   a member of a marine corps or similar body  
8    a picture of a ship, seascape, etc.  
9    tell it to the marines  
Informal   an expression of disbelief  
     (C15: from Old French marin, from Latin marinus, from mare sea)  


horse marine  
      n     (U.S)  
1    (formerly) a mounted marine or cavalryman serving in a ship  
2    someone out of his natural element, as if a member of an imaginary body of marine cavalry  
marine borer  
      n   any mollusc or crustacean that lives usually in warm seas and destroys wood by boring into and eating it. The gribble and shipworm are the best known since they penetrate any wood in favourable water  
   See also       piddock  
marine engineer  
      n   an engineer responsible for all heavy machinery on a ship or an offshore structure  
marine insurance  
      n   insurance covering damage to or loss of ship, passengers, or cargo caused by the sea  
marine railway  
      n      another term for       slipway       2  
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