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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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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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