Definition of whaling in English:

whaling

Syllabification: whal·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wāliNG
 
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noun

  • The practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone.
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    • 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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