from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. carousing on icebound Greenland whaling ships.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the visiting and carousing of seamen in the Greenland ships.
For example, "mallemaroking" — a word meaning the "carousing of seamen in ice-bound ships."
One of my favourites is "mallemaroking"; for a great collection of peculiar words with discussions of etymology and usage, check out Michael Quinion's
Without Chambers, the genealogist would be left to wonder why her great-grandfather was set adrift by Admiral Peary for being a "mallemaroking jobernowl."
[Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Baltimore] mallemaroking ... carousing of seamen in icebound ships.