Nantucket sleigh ride

Nantucket sleigh ride

An instance of a whaling ship that has hooked a whale and thus is being pulled by it. We're going on a Nantucket sleigh ride today, boys—I can feel it! There's a whale out there just waiting for our harpoons!
See also: ride, sleigh
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On this particular trip we caught 19 species offish; several at the time were unidentified, many the first of that species for a few of the anglers and more than one Nantucket sleigh ride from fish that are still out there swimming with our lures in their mouths.
I jumped in while he held it tight to the boat, then like the famous Nantucket sleigh ride of whaling days, dragged me to the prime location.
There was time for a stirring Laing drum solo, with drumsticks flying into the crowd, before a memorable Nantucket Sleigh Ride, one of Mountain's all-time classics.