whaler

[hwey-ler, wey-]
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Origin of whaler

First recorded in 1675–85; whale1 + -er1
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whaler

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