whaler

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whaler

1. a person employed in whaling
2. a vessel engaged in whaling
3. Austral a nomad surviving in the bush without working

whaler

[′wāl·ər]
(civil engineering)

wale, waler, whaler

A horizontal timber or beam used to brace or support an upright member, as sheeting, formwork for concrete, etc. (See illustration p. 1052.)
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Whale catchers searching for other species reported seeing modest concentrations of right whales each year, particularly in the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska.
When Sovetskava Rossia arrived in the Antarctic, the total number of whale catchers (just the Soviet ones) in the Antarctic fleets was about 70.