1. a long narrow boat designed for quick turning and use in rough seas
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How To Use whaleboat In A Sentence

  • Conrad and Billy were eleven years old when Rollo first shared with them the secrets of the whaleboat house. AMAGANSETT
  • Successive displays chronicle the Greek trireme, perhaps the ultimate statement of rowing power, the Venetian gondola, the Thames wherry, wooden-hulled lifeboats and arctic whaleboats.
  • The visitor had entered the compound from the west, skirting the shack, making for the whaleboat house. AMAGANSETT
  • Ishmael reports that ‘the whale can never be known completely, for the man in the whaleboat is never in a position to see the entire shape of his massive prey.’
  • Charles Sturt attempted to drag a whaleboat into the arid centre in the foolish expectation of finding an imaginary [inland] sea.
  • With a whaleboat towing for steerage and as a precaution against back-draughts from the cliff, and taking advantage of a fan of breeze, he shook the Rattler full into it and glided by the big coral patch without warping. THE DEVILS OF FUATINO
  • Directly behind him the motor whaleboat kept its position as the center point of the show. THE SHADOWS OF POWER
  • Gosnell Hall, the largest room in the museum, contains a skeleton of a forty-six-foot-long sperm whale, a thirty-foot-long whaleboat, whaling tools, and ship captains' portraits.
  • They fashion small-scale versions of yachts, whaleboats, and other vessels that are perfect in every detail.
  • The cheers ebbed as they spied a plume of smoke to the northeast - the British steamship Georgette was bearing down on both the Catalpa and the whaleboat.
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