Whaling


Whaling
   Dutch whaling activities began in the early 17th century after the expeditions of Jacob van Heemskerck and Willem Bar entsz in 1596, overwintering on Novaya Zemlya. In 1614, the Nordic Company was founded, and in 1619, the settlement of Smeerenburg was founded by the Dutch on Spitsbergen for the pro duction of whale oil. In the early 18th century, Greenland whaling was complemented by whaling activities in Davis Strait, which were discontinued at the end of the century. Netherlands is a signatory to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and a member of the Internation Whaling Commission.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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  • Whaling — Whal ing, a. Pertaining to, or employed in, the pursuit of whales; as, a whaling voyage; a whaling vessel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whaling — The hunting of whales for food, oil, or both. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. whaling The hunting of whales for food, oil, or both …   Law dictionary

  • Whaling — Whal ing, n. The hunting of whales. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whaling — ► NOUN ▪ the practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone …   English terms dictionary

  • whaling — whaling1 [hwā′liŋ, wā′liŋ] n. the work or trade of hunting and killing whales for their blubber, whalebone, etc. whaling2 [hwā′liŋ, wā′liŋ] n. [< WHALE2 + ING] Informal a sound thrashing; whipping …   English World dictionary

  • Whaling — Eighteenth century engraving showing Dutch whalers hunting bowhead whales in the Arctic …   Wikipedia

  • whaling — /hway ling, way /, n. the work or industry of capturing and rendering whales; whale fishing. [1680 90; WHALE1 + ING1] * * * Hunting of whales for food, oil, or both. Whaling dates to prehistoric times, when Arctic peoples used stone tools to hunt …   Universalium

  • whaling — [[t](h)we͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Whaling is the activity of hunting and killing whales. ...a ban on commercial whaling. ...the whaling industry …   English dictionary

  • Whaling — Whala Whala, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whaling}.] [Cf. {Wale}. ] To lash with stripes; to wale; to thrash; to drub. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] Halliwell. Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whaling — noun Whaling is used before these nouns: ↑fleet, ↑ship …   Collocations dictionary


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