whale catcher

noun
variants: or less commonly whale chaser

Definition of whale catcher

: a sturdy fast quick-turning steel ship about 135 feet in length equipped with a harpoon gun in the bow and used for hunting whales as one of a fleet attached to a factory ship

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“Whale catcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whale%20catcher. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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