Definition of whaling
: the occupation of catching and extracting commercial products from whales
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One—the Candace—was another whaling vessel pressed into service to bring gold-crazed prospectors to San Francisco.
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First Known Use of whaling
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Definition of whaling for English Language Learners
: the job or business of hunting whales
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