Whaleback Whale"back`, n. (Naut.) A form of vessel, often with steam power, having sharp ends and a very convex upper deck, much used on the Great Lakes, esp. for carrying grain. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Whaleback — ist ein auf einem künstlichen Pier errichteter Leuchtturm im Süden des Bundesstaates Maine. Der im Kolonialstil errichtete Leuchtturm wacht seit 1872 am nordöstlichen Eingang über die Zufahrt in den Portsmouth Harbor. Er wurde nach dem Vorbild… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • whaleback — [hwāl′bak΄, wāl′bak΄] n. 1. something rounded on top like the back of a whale ☆ 2. a freight steamer with the bow and upper deck rounded so that heavy seas will wash right over …   English World dictionary

  • Whaleback — The whaleback was a unique design of a cargo ship with a hull that continuously curved above the waterline from the vertical to horizontal leaving, when fully loaded, only the curved portion of the hull with its whaleback above the waterline. The …   Wikipedia

  • Whaleback — Le Thomas Wilson en 1902 à l écluse du Sault Ste Marie Le whaleback (« dos de baleine » en anglais) est une conception originale de navire cargo, né aux États Unis à la fin du XIXe siècle. Bien que le terme n aie jamais été une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • whaleback — noun Date: 1886 something shaped like the back of a whale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whaleback — /hwayl bak , wayl /, n. 1. Naut. a. a cargo vessel having a hull with a convex deck. b. a deck or cover curving upward. 2. something shaped like the back of a whale, as a rounded hill or an ocean wave. [1885 90; WHALE1 + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whaleback — noun something shaped like a whale s back, especially an arched structure over the bow or stern part of a steamer s deck, or a large elongated hill …   English new terms dictionary

  • whaleback — whale•back [[t]ˈ(h)weɪlˌbæk, ˈweɪl [/t]] n. something shaped like the back of a whale, as a rounded hill or an ocean wave • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • whaleback — n. anything shaped like a whale s back …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whaleback Key — Whaleback Key (en) Géographie Pays   …   Wikipédia en Français

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