whaleboat


whale·boat

noun \-ˌbōt\

Definition of WHALEBOAT

1
:  a long narrow rowboat made with both ends sharp and raking, often steered with an oar, and formerly used by whalers for hunting whales
2
:  a long narrow rowboat or motorboat resembling the original whaleboats and often carried by warships and merchant ships

First Known Use of WHALEBOAT

1682

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