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bomb lance

noun
1.
a harpoon fitted with an explosive head.
Origin of bomb lance
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • The bomb lance may be fired with effect at a whale, at a distance of about fifty yards or more.

    The Arctic Whaleman Lewis Holmes

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