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harpoon

har·poon

harpoon

 
pronunciation:
har pun
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a weapon that is like a spear with a barbed head and a rope at the tail end. Harpoons are used in hunting whales and large fish.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: harpooned, harpooning, harpoons
definition: to strike or spear with a harpoon, or as though with a harpoon.
The sailor yelled in surprise when he found he had harpooned a giant piece of rubber instead of a whale.
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  fish, weapon