whaleboat

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noun whale·boat \ˈhwāl-ˌbōt, ˈwāl-\

Definition of whaleboat

  1. 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. 2 :  a long narrow rowboat or motorboat resembling the original whaleboats and often carried by warships and merchant ships

1682

First Known Use of whaleboat

1682



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