harpoon definition

  • noun:
    • A spearlike tool with a barbed head used in searching whales and large seafood.
    • A spearlike weapon with a barbed head found in searching whales and enormous seafood.
    • A harmonica.
    • A spear or javelin regularly strike and destroy large seafood, as whales; a harping iron. It contains a lengthy shank, with a diverse, flat, triangular mind, sharpened at both edges, and is tossed manually, or discharged from a gun.
    • A missile tool utilized in catching whales and large fish, and both thrown by hand or fired from a gun. See harpoon-gun.
    • a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; utilized for getting huge fish or whales; a good range is mounted on it
  • verb-transitive:
    • To strike, kill, or capture with or as though with a spearlike weapon.
    • To hit, capture, or destroy with a harpoon.
  • verb:
    • To hunt something with a harpoon.
    • spear with a harpoon
  • others:
    • To hit, capture, or destroy with a harpoon.

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