Meaning of earless seal

ear'less seal'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any seal of the family Phocidae, comprising seals that lack external ears and that use the hind flippers for swimming: land locomotion is accomplished by wriggling and by propelling with the front flippers. Also calledCf. eared seal.
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