Share this entry
whaleback Syllabification: whale·back
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wālˌbak/

Definition of whaleback in English:


A thing that is shaped like a whale’s back, especially an arched structure over the bow or stern part of the deck of a steamer, or a large elongated hill: [as modifier]: a whaleback ridge
More example sentences
  • Big bare spots opened, where whalebacks of naked bedrock reared up and plunged into ponds.
  • From here it appears as a fine conical peak, steep slopes rising smoothly to a narrow crest, a direct contrast to the tor-studded whaleback of distant Ben Avon and the leviathan mass of Cairn Gorm itself.
  • Head east now over a broad whaleback to the cairn at 829m, the summit of Brown Cow Hill.

Words that rhyme with whaleback

Definition of whaleback in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources