whaler

[hwey-ler, wey-]
noun
a person or vessel employed in whaling.

Origin:
1675–85; whale1 + -er1

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whaler (ˈweɪlə)
 
n
1.  Also called (US): whaleman a person employed in whaling
2.  factory ship See whale catcher a vessel engaged in whaling
3.  another word for whaleboat
4.  (Austral) a nomad surviving in the bush without working
5.  (Austral) short for whaler shark

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Other whalers disappeared at sea, perhaps sunk by their prey.
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