whalebone: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hwāl'bōn", wāl'-), [key]
- an elastic, horny substance growing in place of teeth in the upper jaw of certain whales, and forming a series of thin, parallel plates on each side of the palate; baleen.
- a thin strip of this substance, for stiffening a corset.
- whalebone (Thesaurus)