Harpoon

Definition of Harpoon

Har`poon´   Pronunciation: här`pŌn´
n.1.A spear or javelin used to strike and kill large fish, as whales; a harping iron. It consists of a long shank, with a broad, flat, triangular head, sharpened at both edges, and is thrown by hand, or discharged from a gun.
Harpoon fork
a kind of hayfork, consisting of a bar with hinged barbs at one end and a loop for a rope at the other end, used for lifting hay from the load by horse power.
Harpoon gun
a gun used in the whale fishery for shooting the harpoon into a whale.
v. t.1.To strike, catch, or kill with a harpoon.
[imp. & p. p. Harpooned (-pŌnd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Harpooning.]

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