The definition of a whale is a large mammal that lives in water, bears live young, has flippers, a flat horizontal tail and breaths air through one or two blowholes.(noun)
An example of a whale is the character Moby Dick in the book Moby Dick.
Whale is defined as to attack, hit very hard over and over again, or hunt whales.(verb)
See whale in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME whal < OE hwæl, akin to OHG hwal, ON hvalr, MDu wal < IE base *(s)kwalos, a large fish > L squalus, big sea fish
See whale in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hwǽl.
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