Pronunciation: (ā'hab), [key]
1. a king of Israel and husband of Jezebel, reigned 874?–853? b.c. I Kings 16–22.
2. captain of the ship Pequod and tragic hero of Melville's Moby Dick, obsessed with the pursuit of the white whale.
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