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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 had lost the sense of time passage but it seemed that the whaleboat got to my vicinity quite rapidly.
UDT frogmen picked us up, and then we rode in a whaleboat to the USS Endicott in the harbor.
JAPAN WHALEBOAT DIPLOMACY FAILS (The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney)
Also this summer, the Navy Museum and the nearby Alexandria Seaport Foundation began a cooperative project for volunteers to build a full-size replica of a 26-foot Navy motor whaleboat. For more than a century, whaleboats were used most commonly for transporting sailors from ship to shore.
Honoring one's ancestors could surely be achieved by going out in a whaleboat, engaging in a mock hunt, and showing true reverence for ancestral traditions by not slaughtering an intelligent, magnificent animal that may have eluded those very ancestors.
It is the largest museum devoted to the history of American whaling and holds collections of whaling tools and gear, ship models, a whaleboat, and other artifacts.
Breslin drove them to the whaleboat and the rowers struck out into the heaving seas.
One of the most unusual essays is "Whaleboat", a complex and multilayered meditation that starts with the hoary device of the author describing himself sitting in his study.
When the others can wait for him no longer lest they be forced through a second winter, which they will surely not survive, Erasmus abandons the Narwhal, still stuck in ice, and brings back what's left of the crew - "ten men in a whaleboat made for six." Along their impossibly hard way out, they lose valuable specimens and proofs of all they've found.
This is one of the reasons why the satyr--the novella's archetypal symbol of domination whose position Delano replicates in the whaleboat with Babo--is similarly masked.
While there, he saw a ship apparently in distress, and thinking it carried a party of monks, he sent out in a whaleboat to board the vessel and supply it with food and water.