Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a large, long rowboat, pointed at both ends to increase maneuverability: used formerly by whalers
- a similar boat, now often one with a motor (), used as a ship's lifeboat and utility boat
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A long rowboat, pointed at both ends and designed to move and turn swiftly, formerly used in the pursuit and harpooning of whales.
- A boat similar to such a rowboat in size and shape; a whaler.