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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)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The findings come from the ARCdoc research project, led by Sunderland University, which analyses historical logbooks recorded by explorers, whalers and merchants during expeditions between 1750 and 1850.
We won this race and were told that we had won by 20 lengths, our other crews apart from one also won their races, most of them over a mile and a half except the racing whaler, a single-banked boat over the same two-mile course.
"We had a 28ft whaler at South Gare and had to sleep in the army barracks in bad weather and we spent a week in Scotland at Royal Naval airstation HMS Merlin Inverkeithing and we all made a flight in a DeHaviland Rapide.
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'It was the trip of a lifetime,' said 47-year-old John Griffiths, from Tonyrefail, who landed the 320lb bronze whaler shark that was the heaviest fish.