|n.||1.||A vessel or person employed in the whale fishery.|
|1.||One who whales, or beats; a big, strong fellow; hence, anything of great or unusual size.|
|Noun||1.||whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales|
|2.||whaler - a ship engaged in whale fishing|
Synonyms: whaling ship
WHALER, mar. law. A vessel employed in the whale fishery.
2. It is usual for the owner of the vessel, the captain and crew, to divide the profits in just proportions, under an agreement similar to the contract Di Colonna. (q.v.)