Definition of whaling
: the occupation of catching and extracting commercial products from whales
Recent Examples of whaling from the Web
Watson, an early member of Greenpeace, is famous for taking a hard line against whaling.
Initially, the relationship was somewhat rocky owing to American whaling vessels plying Alaska's waters.
To smooth the way, contentious points like logging and whaling are left by the wayside.
Laura Grondin's great-great grandfather was a whaling captain on Cape Cod.
The islands are a self-governing group of islands that is part of Denmark, but are not part of the European Union, where whaling is banned.
After all, since the whaling era that was their prime, Massachusetts’ favorite islands have shared a symbiotic relationship.
One—the Candace—was another whaling vessel pressed into service to bring gold-crazed prospectors to San Francisco.
The Edwardses’ business operations extended from banking to whaling to beverages sales to ownership of a national airline, said Víctor Herrero, a Chilean journalist and author of a 2014 biography of Mr. Edwards.
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Definition of whaling for English Language Learners
: the job or business of hunting whales
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