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seal in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsealseal1 /siːl/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable]  1 seal.jpg HBAa large sea animal that eats fish and lives around coasts2 SIGN/SYMBOL a) a mark that has a special design and shows the legal or official authority of a person or organization The document carried the seal of the governor’s office. b) the object that is used to make this mark3 a piece of rubber or plastic that keeps air, water, dirt etc out of somethingairtight/watertight seal an airtight seal around the windows4 a piece of wax, paper, wire etc that you have to break in order to open a container, document etc5 seal of approval6 set the seal on something
Examples from the Corpus
sealThis is the reason you will notice jar lids advertising airtight seals and warning against consumption when the seal is broken.an airtight sealWe will be protecting and reinforcing the existing sewer with an additional concrete seal around it.stationery decorated with the Texas state sealTo the old farm for lunch, but what about the seals?Most of the seals were nevertheless made of bone, ivory, steatite, banded agate, or orange carnelian.The Tories' overwhelming victory in 1987 appeared to set the seal upon the triumph of bourgeois capitalism.Check that the seal on the medicine has not been broken.airtight/watertight sealThese gaiters cover the whole boot and have a rubber rand which gives a watertight seal.This is the reason you will notice jar lids advertising airtight seals and warning against consumption when the seal is broken.By this method an airtight seal was made.