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Meaning of WHALER

Pronunciation:  'weylur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a ship engaged in whale fishing
  2. [n]  a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
 

WHALER is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: whaling ship
 
 See Also: factory ship, gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, ship, tar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Whal"er\, n.
    A vessel or person employed in the whale fishery.
    
    
  2. \Whal"er\, n.
    One who whales, or beats; a big, strong fellow; hence,
    anything of great or unusual size. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
 

 

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