Origin of whaleboat
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A whaleboat came alongside, and a man climbed over the rail.
Whaleboat after whaleboat was being hurriedly manned and shoved off.
We paddled to the whaleboat and embarked from the life raft.World's War Events, Vol. II
Still there was no danger at this time in landing a whaleboat, if she were well handled.There She Blows!
William Hussey Macy
The whaleboat had been built for speed, and was long, narrow, and light.The Boys of Old Monmouth
Everett T. Tomlinson
- a narrow boat from 20 to 30 feet long having a sharp prow and stern, formerly used in whalingAlso called: whaler
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