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
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whaler

[′wāl·ər]
(civil engineering)
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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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His memory remains sharp and he can still reel off the names of islanders who worked with him during the eight years he spent on whale catchers in the 1950s.
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In the whale catchers you spent four hours on and four hours off duty.