What does the word Whaling mean?

Usage examples for Whaling

  1. Deep- sea whaling, as it was called, to distinguish it from the shore fisheries, had begun long ago. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  2. Still the bearded white man did not come to Whaling, but every day brought fresh reports of the good fortune of the people of East Cape. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell