Origin of harpoon
OTHER WORDS FROM harpoonhar·poon·er, nounhar·poon·like, adjective
Words nearby harpoon
How to use harpoon in a sentence
Then the whalers would just swoop up the rest with their harpoons and the entire clan would be taken.
Rather than sending down boats with harpoons, they are photographing and counting the whales.
We passed several large sting-rays asleep on the surface of the sea, which our people ineffectually endeavoured to harpoon.
By bending one finger like a hook and striking the butt of the shaft, he could send a harpoon straight to the mark.
Take a harpoon and show how the shaft would swing against the feet of an animal that had been hit by the head.
Kamelillo had a bamboo pole in his hand to pole the raft with, but he had shod it with his harpoon head.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
They are caught at night in shallow places along the sandy beach, a torch, harpoon, and net being the necessary outfit.
British Dictionary definitions for harpoon
- a barbed missile attached to a long cord and hurled or fired from a gun when hunting whales, etc
- (as modifier)a harpoon gun