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whaleback

[hweyl-bak, weyl-] /ˈʰweɪlˌbæk, ˈweɪl-/
noun
1.
Nautical.
  1. a cargo vessel having a hull with a convex deck.
  2. a deck or cover curving upward.
2.
something shaped like the back of a whale, as a rounded hill or an ocean wave.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; whale1 + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for whale-back

whaleback

/ˈweɪlˌbæk/
noun
1.
something shaped like the back of a whale
2.
a steamboat having a curved upper deck
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