whale·​boat | \ ˈhwāl-ˌbōt How to pronounce whaleboat (audio) , 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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The first known use of whaleboat was in 1682

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