American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that hunts or processes whales.
- n. A whaling ship.
- n. A whaleboat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given in Sydney to the shark, Carcharias brachyurus, Günth. E. E. Morris, Austral English.
- n. A sundowner; one who cruises about.
- n. A person or a vessel engaged in the business of capturing whales.
- n. Something whaling, or big or extraordinary of its kind; a whopper; a whacker.
- n. One who hunts whales; a person employed in the whaling industry.
- n. A seagoing vessel used for hunting whales.
- n. One who whales (flogs or beats).
- n. slang A large, strong person.
- n. slang Something of unusually great size, a whopper, a whacker.
- n. Australia Any shark of the family Carcharhinidae; a requiem shark.
- n. Australian slang, dated A sundowner; one who cruises about.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vessel or person employed in the whale fishery.
- n. Colloq. U. S. One who whales, or beats; a big, strong fellow; hence, anything of great or unusual size.
- n. a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
- n. a ship engaged in whale fishing
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