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spear gun

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noun
  1. a device for shooting a barbed missile under water, usually by means of gas under pressure, a strong rubber band, or a powerful spring.
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Examples from the Web for spear gun

Historical Examples

  • His spear-gun, the knife at his waist belt, neither were protection against this!

    Key Out of Time

    Andre Alice Norton

  • Ashe dug the butt of his spear-gun into the sand on the flooring to uncover another oval depression.

    Key Out of Time

    Andre Alice Norton


British Dictionary definitions for spear gun

spear gun

noun
  1. a device for shooting spears underwater
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