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harpoon

har·poon

harpoon

 
pronunciation:
har pun
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a weapon with a long shaft, a barbed head, and a rope at the tail end, which is used like a spear in hunting whales and large fish.
The youth cast the harpoon, but the swordfish was too quick.The whalers fired their harpoons, piercing the flesh of several of the whales.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harpooned, harpooning, harpoons
definition: to strike or impale with, or as though with, a harpoon.
They harpooned the whale and hauled it on board.
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  fish, weapon