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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.)
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.