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Noun: harpoon  haa(r)'poon
  1. A spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
Verb: harpoon  haa(r)'poon
  1. Spear with a harpoon
    "harpoon whales"

Derived forms: harpoons, harpooned, harpooning

Type of: catch, fishgig, fizgig, gig, grab, lance, spear, take hold of

Part of: fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

Encyclopedia: Harpoon