Whaleboat meaning

wālbōt, hwāl-
A long rowboat, pointed at both ends and designed to move and turn swiftly, formerly used in the pursuit and harpooning of whales.
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A boat similar to such a rowboat in size and shape; a whaler.
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A large, long rowboat, pointed at both ends to increase maneuverability: used formerly by whalers.
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A similar boat, now often one with a motor (motor whaleboat), used as a ship's lifeboat and utility boat.
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A long narrow rowing boat, formerly used in whaling, which is pointed at both ends so that it can move either forwards or backwards equally well.
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A boat resembling this and carried on a warship or other ship.
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