whale-back

whaleback

[hweyl-bak, weyl-]
noun
1.
Nautical.
a.
a cargo vessel having a hull with a convex deck.
b.
a deck or cover curving upward.
2.
something shaped like the back of a whale, as a rounded hill or an ocean wave.

Origin:
1885–90; whale1 + back1

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whaleback (ˈweɪlˌbæk)
 
n
1.  something shaped like the back of a whale
2.  a steamboat having a curved upper deck

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