How to Pronounce whaler?

Correct pronunciation for the word "whaler" is [wˈe͡ɪlə], [wˈe‍ɪlə], [w_ˈeɪ_l_ə].

"Whaler" in context

Whalers are vessels used for the purpose of hunting whales for their blubber, oil and meat. Whaling has taken place from the 11th century, when Norsemen began hunting bowhead whales in Arctic sites. During the 17th century, several nations began large-scale commercial whaling in many countries, such as the United States, Japan and Norway. In the 19th century, whaling increased significantly with the British, Dutch, German and French whaling fleets.

Whalers were typically equipped with large harpoons to catch whales, and various tools for cutting whales into smaller pieces for processing.

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