earless seal definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different seals regarding the household Phocidae, which includes hair seals, characterized by quick fore flippers, paid down hind flippers skilled for swimming, as well as the lack of outside ears. Also known as true seal.
    • Any of the seals in the taxonomic family members Phocidae described as lacking outside ear flaps; real seals.
    • any of a number of seals lacking additional ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike layer with hind limbs paid down to cycling flippers

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