- a cargo vessel having a hull with a convex deck.
- a deck or cover curving upward.
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With ample artillery and fresh reserves at our command we were determined to gain the summit of the whaleback in a final drive.
An artistic illustration is given of the "whaleback" steamer, used principally on our Northern lakes.My Native Land|James Cox
I can't make out what they are on; but it looks like a whaleback to me, with her upper works carried away.Across India|Oliver Optic
A large whaleback steamship may be relieved of its 200,000 bushels in about three hours.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
Beyond them lay a filmy blue whaleback of an island which he was told was Sark, and it was to Sark he was bound.Pearl of Pearl Island|John Oxenham