What does the word whaler mean?

Usage examples for whaler

  1. When they had finished, the Newfoundlander, a tall, tough, red- faced whaler, drank again from his flask and strode to the shore. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harr√©
  2. Between three and four years before our visit, the Confederate steamer Alabama had stopped at Johanna, and, so at least our friends told us, Semmes had promised them a Yankee whaler or two. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  3. " Whaler, sir, and been here for three or four years," replied the man. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn