Definition of whalebone
1 : baleen
2 : an article made of whalebone
Recent Examples of whalebone from the Web
The pictures represented all types of works including soapstone, alabaster, African wonderstone, wood, whalebone, ivory, grass.
There will be no more baubles: no whalebone dress or flashy silver ribbons for that bonnet (poor thing!).
No longer made from whalebone and sealskin, kayaks have gone high tech.
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First Known Use of whalebone
WHALEBONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whalebone for English Language Learners
: a hard substance that is found in the jaw of some types of whales
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