mossback definition

  • noun:
    • a classic shellfish or turtle with a growth of algae on its back.
    • a vintage, large, or sluggish fish.
    • an exceptionally conventional or old-fashioned individual.
    • A turtle that, because of its age, features an improvement of algae on its straight back.
    • an extremely conventional or reactionary person, specifically one with antique views.
    • A veteran partisan; person who is indeed traditional in opinion he might likened to a stone or old tree covered with moss.
    • a sizable and old fish, as a bass: so called by anglers, in allusion towards development of seaweed, etc., that might be available on its back.
    • In united states of america politics, one attached with antiquated notions; a serious conservative.
    • inside southern United States, during municipal war, person who hid himself to avoid conscription.
    • an extremely traditional conservative

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