This is my first riddle here.
I hope you like it.

If you dont know what a teapot riddle is read closely:
The 'teapot' is one word i'm currently searching for.
You have to guess it.
It's always the same word but has different meanings.
Look up Homonym for detailed informations.

First hint

All of my teapots can be 'strong'
My first teapot grows strong.
My second teapot is designed to be strong.
My third teapot is strong if made right.

Second hint

My first teapot is really cute, when its young .
My second teapot isnt designed to be cute, but it can be.
My third teapot is technically not cute.

Third hint

My first teapot is mostly wet.
My second teapot is after movement wet.
My third teapot is technically not wet.

Final Hint (makes it reaaally easy)

My first teapot lives in the water, its like a lion there!
My second teapot lives mostly on land, but can be found everywhere!
My second teapot loves also the USA
My third teapot is a magical tool for imprisoning or hiding


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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! For the uninitiated such as myself, what is a teapot riddle? How does it differ from a normal riddle? Thanks!! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 11 '18 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ @EL-Guest A teapot riddle to tell form wikipedia is: "The 'Teapot Game' is a word game described by Mary White's Book of Games, and involves guessing a word which is replaced by "teapot" in various sentences." The teapot word is always the same word but with a different 'meaning' $\endgroup$ – user52327 Sep 11 '18 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, @Jannis! I think (there are meta posts about Riley riddles regarding this) that the tags you’ve used are most appropriate for this riddle! I don’t think a teapot tag should be created, because wordplay/word/riddle as you have done already encompasses the spirit of this puzzle! Looks like a great riddle! :) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 11 '18 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ @El-Guest okay good to know :) have very much fun thinking about the solution $\endgroup$ – user52327 Sep 11 '18 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Great first riddle! I suggest you un-hide whatever hints are necessary to solve the riddle. I assume probably the first, second and third hint are intended to be the actual clues, whereas the final one serves just as an extra hint. $\endgroup$ – Tas Sep 18 '18 at 5:45

The answer is


First hint:

Baby seal grows to be strong; SEALs are designed to be strong; seal should be made strong

Second hint:

Baby seals can be cute; Navy SEALs..well...depends; seal, definitely not

Third hint:

Seals are usually wet; SEALs are wet when they're in water (duh); seals are not

Final hint:

Seal and sea-lion; SEALS and USA; seal is a magical tool for imprisoning someone.

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    $\begingroup$ to the third hint: sweating by workout was meant, but your intepretation is also ok $\endgroup$ – user52327 Sep 11 '18 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, missed it. Nice puzzle btw, really interesting format :D $\endgroup$ – Crispy Church Sep 11 '18 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ there are more meanings in this word [soo many] (google.de/…) $\endgroup$ – user52327 Sep 11 '18 at 14:37

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