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whaler

noun whal·er \ˈhwā-lər, ˈwā-\

: a person who hunts for whales

: a ship that is used for hunting whales

Full Definition of WHALER

1
:  a person or ship engaged in whale fishing
2
:  whaleboat 2

First Known Use of WHALER

1684

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