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whaler

[hwey-ler, wey-] /ˈʰweɪ lər, ˈweɪ-/
noun
1.
a person or vessel employed in whaling.
Origin of whaler
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; whale1 + -er1
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whaler

/ˈweɪlə/
noun
1.
Also called (US) whaleman. a person employed in whaling
2.
a vessel engaged in whaling See factory ship, whale catcher
3.
another word for whaleboat
4.
(Austral) a nomad surviving in the bush without working
5.
(Austral) short for whaler shark
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