[ hweyl-muh n, weyl- ]
/ ˈʰweɪl mən, ˈweɪl- /

noun, plural whale·men.

a person whose occupation is whaling; whaler.


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Origin of whaleman

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; whale1 + -man
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