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bomb lance

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noun
  1. a harpoon fitted with an explosive head.
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Origin of bomb lance

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Gibson went over backward, exploding the gun and sending the bomb-lance into the air.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster

  • The bomb-lance and gun are all very well; but the harpoon is the real weapon on which the whaleman must depend.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster

  • Then came the dull explosion of the bomb-lance somewhere in the vitals of the whale.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster