Definition of whaling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wāliNG/


The practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone.
Example sentences
  • What is the effect of the increasing whale watching industry, which like whaling before it, ranges from feeding to birthing grounds?
  • Despite the ban on commercial whaling, many whales are caught in Korean waters.
  • Japan will lead the charge to overturn a ban on commercial whaling when the International Whaling Commission meets in just over a week.

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Syllabification: whal·ing

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