Whaler

(redirected from Whaleman)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.)

References in periodicals archive ?
But there are a rabble of uncertain, fugitive, half-fabulous whales, which, as an American whaleman, I know by reputation, but not personally.
As a whaleman aboard the Acushnet, "Melville had participated in one of the most extraordinary physical experiences then available" (1: 693).
It was the whaleman who first broke through the jealous policy of the Spanish crown, touching those colonies; .
Representatives from IMMP, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, El Dorado Audubon, BayKeeper, American Cetacean Society, Whaleman Foundation, Heal the Bay, Stop LFAS, and Council for a Living Ocean, among others, then presented their case.
I remembered a story of a white man--a whaleman too--who, falling among cannibals, had been tattoed by them.
By "humanizing" (a term used by the critic Robert Zoellner) the whale, the chapter threatens to undercut the traditional hunter-prey relationship that a whaleman takes for granted--a process that, as several critics have pointed out, is also at work in Hemingway's short story.
Between the time of his birth in New York City and his return there to research and write his masterpiece, Melville had circled the globe of experience--working as a bank messenger, salesman, farmhand, schoolteacher (like his narrator, Ishmael), engineer and surveyor, bowling alley attendant, cabin boy, and whaleman in the Pacific on the Acushnet.
Additional auction items that will become available throughout November include memorabilia from notable personalities such as Sienna Miller benefitting International Medical Corps, Jeff Bridges benefitting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign[TM], Katy Perry benefitting the American Red Cross, Hayden Panettiere benefitting The Whaleman Foundation, and Tarina Tarantino benefitting Art of Elysium.
From a member of the Roman Legion to a 19th-century sailor and whaleman, venues will be able to tailor History Inc.
Duncan, from Devon, got his Whaleman tag after taking his photos into schools.
Alone, in such remotest waters, that though you sailed a thousand miles, and passed a thousand shores, you would not come to any chiseled hearth-stone, or aught hospitable beneath that part of the sun; in such latitudes and longitudes, pursuing too such a calling as he does, the whaleman is wrapped by influences all tending to make his fancy pregnant with many a mighty birth.