whaler

noun whal·er \ ˈhwā-lər , ˈwā- \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of whaler

1 : a person or ship engaged in whale fishing
2 : whaleboat 2

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First Known Use of whaler

1684

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WHALER Defined for English Language Learners

whaler

Definition of whaler for English Language Learners

  • : a person who hunts for whales

  • : a ship that is used for hunting whales


WHALER Defined for Kids

whaler

noun whal·er \ ˈhwā-lər , ˈwā- \

Definition of whaler for Students

: a person or ship that hunts whales


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