whaleback definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- something rounded on top like the back of a whale
- ☆ a freight steamer with the bow and upper deck rounded so that heavy seas will wash right over
whaleback definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A steamship with the bow and upper deck rounded so as to shed water.