Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ship built for or employed in the business of whale-fishing; a whaling-ship or whaler.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Nantucket whale-ship ESSEX, which was rammed by a sperm whale and later floundered.

    The Herman Melville classic Moby Dick was based on the true story of what ship?

  • Three weeks afterward the man lay in a bunk on the whale-ship

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • There were some members of a scientific expedition on the whale-ship BEDFORD.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • There were some members of a scientific expedition on the whale-ship Bedford.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • Three weeks afterward the man lay in a bunk on the whale-ship Bedford, and with tears streaming down his wasted cheeks told who he was and what he had undergone.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • Jamrach's menagerie was an actual circus-cum-pet shop in the East End of London, and the book's account of a shipwrecked crew in a lifeboat was based on a real event of 1820, the wrecking of the whale-ship Essex .

    Time, Again, for Posh Bingo

  • But he WAS captured by the Sea People, from whom he escaped to Kamchatka, and thence, on a Norwegian whale-ship, to the

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • A whale-ship was pinched there once, but the men, who had made shore over the ice, pulled out for the south and were never heard of.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • In Chad Harbach's triumphant first novel, "The Art of Fielding," the baseball diamond at Wisconsin's tiny Westish College is our whale-ship, the place of mighty camaraderie and loss, of prospective glory and failure.

    Call Me Safe, Ishmael

  • After its first blunder-born discovery by a Dutchman, all other ships, long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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