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 (wāl′băk′, hwāl′-)
A steamship with the bow and upper deck rounded so as to shed water.
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1. something shaped like the back of a whale
2. (Nautical Terms) a steamboat having a curved upper deck
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(ˈʰweɪlˌbæk, ˈweɪl-)

something shaped like the back of a whale, as a rounded hill or an ocean wave.
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