Definition of whaleback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wālˌbak/


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
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  • 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.

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Syllabification: whale·back

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