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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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Peter Bethune, a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, admitted on Thursday that he climbed on board the Shonan Maru 2, a Japanese whaling ship, during a protest in Antarctic waters in February.
The Ady Gil is seen as it collided with the Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru in the Antarctic waters
The other ships were never seen again, but the Resolute drifted nearly 2,000 kilometres until it was spotted by the crew of the George Henry 16 months later, presenting the captain of the whaling ship with the catch of his life.
Australia sent the customs ship, the Oceanic Viking, to the Japanese whaling ship in a bid to end the stand-off involving the activists of the militant Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
At the end of the book, an author's note provides information about the archaeologists who uncovered a wrecked whaling ship and located a cemetery mentioned in the story.
Japanese officials said at least three crew members were slightly injured on the Nisshin Maru whaling ship, which is conducting what Japan calls a research whaling programme in the Antarctic.
TOKYO - A Japanese whaling ship handed over to an Australian government ship two anti-whaling activists detained after they boarded the vessel operating Tuesday in the Antarctic Ocean, Japan's Fisheries Agency said Thursday.
A showdown in the icy waters of the Antarctic appeared close to a resolution Thursday afternoon, with Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith confirming the government will send a patrol vessel to pick up two anti-whaling activists being detained on a Japanese whaling ship.
TWO anti-whaling protestors, one a Briton, were held on a Japanese whaling ship after boarding it in a protest yesterday.
Analyzing whale oil from the whaling ship Charles W.
An 85-year-old vial of oil from a whaling ship has revealed that a mysterious group of organic chemicals resembling human-made compounds are naturally produced in the sea.
The harpoon from a Japanese whaling ship landed just ahead of a Greenpeace inflatable, killing its target.