—n. 1. a herd or school of whales.
2. Eastern New Eng.,Naut.a social meeting, visit, or the like, as between whaling vessels at sea.
—v.i. 1. (of whales) to assemble into a herd or school.
2. Naut.(of the officers and crews of two whaling vessels) to visit or converse with one another for social purposes.
3. Eastern New Eng.to participate in a gam or social visit.