whaler

noun
whal·​er | \ ˈ(h)wā-lər How to pronounce whaler (audio) \

Definition of whaler

1 : a person or ship engaged in whale fishing

Examples of whaler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not much is left of the two-masted wooden brig thought to be Industry, a 65-foot-long whaler that foundered after a storm in 1836. Jay Reeves, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Not much is left of the two-masted wooden brig thought to be Industry, a 65-foot-long whaler that foundered after a storm in 1836. Jay Reeves, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Not much is left of the two-masted wooden brig thought to be Industry, a 65-foot-long whaler that foundered after a storm in 1836. Jay Reeves, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Not much is left of the two-masted wooden brig thought to be Industry, a 65-foot-long whaler that foundered after a storm in 1836. Jay Reeves, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Not much is left of the two-masted wooden brig thought to be Industry, a 65-foot-long whaler that foundered after a storm in 1836. Jay Reeves, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Not much is left of the two-masted wooden brig thought to be Industry, a 65-foot-long whaler that foundered after a storm in 1836. CBS News, 23 Mar. 2022 On the other side of a couple lagoons is Browerville, the part of town built mostly after its namesake, the whaler Charles Brower, died in 1945. Wyatt Williams, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 When the fisherman and former whaler jumped into the ice-cold Arctic water and freed Hvaldimir from a harness that had been fitted to the whale, both their lives changed forever. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 21 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whaler

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Whaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whaler. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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whaler

noun
whal·​er | \ ˈhwā-lər How to pronounce whaler (audio) , ˈwā- \

Kids Definition of whaler

: a person or ship that hunts whales

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