Definition of whaling in English:


Line breaks: whal¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈweɪlɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone: a ban on whaling [as modifier]: the whaling industry whaling nations
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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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