Definitions for whaleboatˈʰweɪlˌboʊt, ˈweɪl-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a long, narrow boat designed for quick turning and use in rough seas: formerly used in whaling, now mainly for sea rescue.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of whaleboat:
a long narrow boat designed for quick turning and use in rough seas
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.
A boat resembling this and carried on a warship or other ship.
a long, narrow boat, sharp at both ends, used by whalemen