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whaleboat

[′wāl‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A long, narrow rowboat that has a large sheer and both ends sharp and inclined to the perpendicular; formerly used to hunt whales.
A long, narrow rowboat or motorboat that has both ends sharp and rounded in the manner of the original whaleboats, and that is equipped with buoyancy tanks; it is often carried on merchant ships and warships.
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I retained my helmet with visor down throughout the incident until I was in the whaleboat.
Photo: On Lake Merritt, Oakland Women's Rowing Club sets off in a 26-foot whaleboat
Still later, as the whales passed farther offshore, the whaleboats were anchored outside the kelp, chasing the whales as they passed inshore.
The explorers were seated in a whaleboat in the middle of the river, and Captain Sturt was standing with his rifle to his shoulder aiming at the men on the bank.
He swam to a whaleboat and climbed on board Nevada (BB 36), helping man a five-inch antiaircraft gun.
Instead, the British abandoned the chase; and Lee, after passing Governor's Island, was picked up by another American whaleboat and towed back to shore--exhausted and bitterly disappointed.
Aided by technology which will allow them to conduct on-line research and communication, utilize CAD, and construct multimedia presentations, eleventh and twelfth grade students will immerse themselves in designing and building an historically authentic whaleboat.
One day was had a rough time with my boat, which was a whaleboat equipped with the sliding-gunter rig.
Lockwood Beck officially launches its new whaleboat on Saturday.
The visual material in Ahab's Trade complements the text and includes whaling products, whaleboat plans and diagrams, whalers' tools, whale boats and representations of incidents on whaling expeditions.
For example, one whaling captain wrote: "If a bowhead is near an ice pack, and a chunk of melting berg suddenly drops into the water with a loud splash, it does not disturb the whale, but let a whaleboat, proceeding ever so cautiously toward [the whale], strike a floating piece of ice in his neighborhood, and .