Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The business or practice of hunting, killing, and processing whales.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Big, unusual, or extraordinary of its kind; strapping; whopping; whacking: as, a whaling lie.
  • noun The act or business of taking whales; the pursuit of whales; whale-fishing: much used in compounds: as, a whaling-ship; a whaling-voyage; whaling- grounds; bay -whaling; shore-whaling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The hunting of whales.
  • adjective Pertaining to, or employed in, the pursuit of whales

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The practice of hunting whales.
  • noun The practice of spotting whales.
  • noun informal A beating.
  • verb Present participle of whale.

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Examples

  • "Several recent phishing attacks have been directed specifically at senior executives and other high profile targets within businesses, and the term whaling has been coined for these kinds of attacks."

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  • "Several recent phishing attacks have been directed specifically at senior executives and other high profile targets within businesses, and the term whaling has been coined for these kinds of attacks."

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  • Since 1986, when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) 's moratorium was enforced, commercial whaling is prohibited in Japan.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Whaling. Scientific research or commercial hunting?

  • We could stop whaling tomorrow by sending in a military force to protect the whales and kill the whalers, but would such a show of force make people understand that whaling is wrong?

    Is Pacifism A Sham?

  • We could stop whaling tomorrow by sending in a military force to protect the whales and kill the whalers, but would such a show of force make people understand that whaling is wrong?

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  • At present only research whaling is allowed, but a lot of whales hunted become food under the guise of ‘scientific’ research.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Whaling. Scientific research or commercial hunting?

  • Humpbacks are still recovering from long-term whaling losses, but Japan and Denmark still want the IWC to let them hunt small numbers each year.

    UnderwaterTimes.com News of the Underwater World

  • Australia may intervene in Japanese whaling row: minister

    Raw Story

  • In recent decades, a broadening international consensus has begun to emerge in the policies of those institutions concerned with "whaling" - in itself an unpleasant term for what should accurately be called whale hunting - and in particular that of the IWC, created in 1946 to co-ordinate the different national industries.

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  • In recent decades, a broadening international consensus has begun to emerge in the policies of those institutions concerned with "whaling" - in itself an unpleasant term for what should accurately be called whale hunting - and in particular that of the IWC, created in 1946 to co-ordinate the different national industries.

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