- a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species.
Origin of bowhead
Examples from the Web for bowhead
Historical Examples of bowhead
We have seen them, a pack of hungry sea-wolves, surround a Bowhead whale!
From the Bowhead the sound comes like the drawn-out "hoo-hoo-oo-oo-oo" of the hoot-owl.
Two years later the Narwhal took out fifteen whales, the Jeanette and Bowhead each four.
The Bowhead whale has within recent years chosen for his summer habitat the pleasant waters off Arctic Canada.
The whaler drawn by oily lure followed the Bowhead east and north from Bering Sea.
- a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species