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Definition of "whaling" []

  • The business or practice of hunting, killing, and processing whales. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whaling" in a sentence
  • ""Several recent phishing attacks have been directed specifically at senior executives and other high profile targets within businesses, and the term whaling has been coined for these kinds of attacks.""
  • "At present only research whaling is allowed, but a lot of whales hunted become food under the guise of ‘scientific’ research."
  • "Since 1986, when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) 's moratorium was enforced, commercial whaling is prohibited in Japan."