Definition of whaleboat in English:

whaleboat

Line breaks: whale|boat
Pronunciation: /ˈweɪlbəʊt
 
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noun

A long rowing boat with a bow at either end for easy manoeuvrability, formerly used in whaling.
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  • They fashion small-scale versions of yachts, whaleboats, and other vessels that are perfect in every detail.
  • Gosnell Hall, the largest room in the museum, contains a skeleton of a forty-six-foot-long sperm whale, a thirty-foot-long whaleboat, whaling tools, and ship captains' portraits.
  • When he retired from the sea in 1870 he returned to Bequia and set up whaling ‘companies ‘consisting of four whaleboats and about 26 men per company.’

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