whale·​back | \ ˈ(h)wāl-ˌbak How to pronounce whaleback (audio) \

Definition of whaleback

: something shaped like the back of a whale

Examples of whaleback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, wreckage from the S.S. Clifton, began drifting ashore on the Canadian side of Lake Huron, indicating that the whaleback freighter sank. Brent Ashcroft, Detroit Free Press, "Mystery solved: S.S. Clifton discovered in Lake Huron," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of whaleback

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Whaleback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whaleback. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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