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harpoon gun

a small cannon for shooting harpoons.
Origin of harpoon gun
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The harpoon gun, designed to throw a harpoon, is but little used by American ships, though quite generally among English whalers.

    The Arctic Whaleman Lewis Holmes
  • They send out a fast steel steamer, with a harpoon gun at the bow.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • The bird's-nest where the look-out man is posted is on the foremast, and the harpoon gun is in the bows of the vessel.

    Across Iceland William Bisiker

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