- a harpoon fitted with an explosive head.
Origin of bomb lance
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for bomb lance
Mr. Gibson went over backward, exploding the gun and sending the bomb-lance into the air.
The bomb-lance and gun are all very well; but the harpoon is the real weapon on which the whaleman must depend.
Then came the dull explosion of the bomb-lance somewhere in the vitals of the whale.