Part of speech: noun

A long winged dusky seabird, frequenting the high seas; Mother Carey's chicken.

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Usage examples "petrel":

  1. The Petrel, which was of lighter draft than my boat, managed to get alongside and, by vigorous efforts, we were able to join her. - "Fighting France", Stephane Lauzanne.
  2. The petrel is to be seen in all parts of the Atlantic, no matter how distant from land; and the oldest seaman with whom I have conversed on the subject, never saw one of them rest. - "A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America", S. A. Ferrall.
  3. It's the Petrel, sure enough. - "Wilt Thou Torchy", Sewell Ford.