Right Whale Definition
Any of a family (Balaenidae) of large-headed baleen whales lacking a dorsal fin and longitudinal wrinkles on the throat and chest.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Right Whale
Origin of Right Whale
From the opinion of whalers that balaenid whales were the "right" (i.e. correct) whales to target because their carcasses were easier to collect.
Because it was the “right” whale to kill
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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