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whal·er

 (wā′lər, hwā′-)
n.
1. One that hunts or processes whales.
2. A whaling ship.
3. A whaleboat.

whaler

(ˈweɪlə)
n
1. (Fishing) Also called (US): whaleman a person employed in whaling
2. (Fishing) a vessel engaged in whaling. See factory ship, whale catcher
3. (Fishing) another word for whaleboat
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) Austral a nomad surviving in the bush without working
5. (Animals) Austral short for whaler shark

whal•er

(ˈʰweɪ lər, ˈweɪ-)

n.
a person or vessel employed in whaling.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
2.whaler - a ship engaged in whale fishingwhaler - a ship engaged in whale fishing  
factory ship - a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations

whaler

[ˈweɪləʳ] N (= person, ship) → ballenero m

whaler

hweɪlər] n (= ship) → baleinier mwhale watching [ˈwɒtʃɪŋ] n
to go whale watching → aller regarder les baleines

whaler

n (= ship)Walfänger m, → Walfangschiff nt; (= person)Walfänger(in) m(f)

whaler

[ˈweɪləʳ] n (person) → baleniere m; (ship) → baleniera
References in classic literature ?
And she would have been posted really as "overdue," or maybe as "missing," had she not been sighted in a snowstorm, vaguely, like a strange rolling island, by a whaler going north from her Polar cruising ground.
But, Ned, you, a whaler by profession, familiarised with all the great marine mammalia--YOU ought to be the last to doubt under such circumstances
As a whaler I have followed many a cetacean, harpooned a great number, and killed several; but, however strong or well-armed they may have been, neither their tails nor their weapons would have been able even to scratch the iron plates of a steamer.
When a new-hatched savage running wild about his native woodlands in a grass clout, followed by the nibbling goats, as if he were a green sapling; even then, in Queequeg's ambitious soul, lurked a strong desire to see something more of Christendom than a specimen whaler or two.
But, with a full grown leviathan this is impossible; for the sperm whale's head embraces nearly one third of his entire bulk, and completely to suspend such a burden as that, even by the immense tackles of a whaler, this were as vain a thing as to attempt weighing a Dutch barn in jewellers' scales The Pequod's whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship's side --about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
Not thirty years before, the whaler BLENNERDALE, running into the lagoon for repair, had been cut off with all hands.
Twice I actually hired myself as an under-mate in a Greenland whaler, and acquitted myself to admiration.
He had just worked his way on another ship to San Francisco; and now he wanted to see about getting a berth on a whaler.
A swimmer was killed by a bronze whaler in New South Wales in 2014 but attacks on humans are infrequent.
The single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for 32-foot as well as 37-foot Boston Whaler Justice boats.
At 19, Mary Davidson is the oldest daughter of the community's lead whaler.
Whaler Mr Chase (Hemsworth) and the crew of the ship Essex pursue a giant whale in 1820 that ultimately leads to the sinking of the vessel.