whaleboat

noun
whale·boat | \ˈhwāl-ˌbōt, ˈwāl-\

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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