Origin of harpoon
OTHER WORDS FROM harpoonhar·poon·er, nounhar·poon·like, adjective
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How to use harpoon in a sentence
Even in a real mission, Kallenborn notes, the drones would carry just a few pounds of explosive each, compared with the 488-pound warhead on a Harpoon anti-ship missile.The US Navy wants swarms of thousands of small drones|David Hambling|October 24, 2022|MIT Technology Review
Like a harpoon festooned with venomous barbs, the stinger rapidly transforms as it fires, biologists Matt Gibson, Ahmet Karabulut and colleagues report June 17 in Nature Communications.Here’s how sea anemones launch their venomous stingers|Meghan Rosen|July 5, 2022|Science News
In addition to famous mainstream breweries like Sam Adams and Harpoon, there are also a number of up-and-coming breweries.
In 2018, the RemoveDEBRIS mission tested a harpoon for hooking large pieces of debris while in orbit, among other techniques.This week’s destroyed Russian satellite created even more dangerous space debris|Kelsey D. Atherton|November 17, 2021|Popular-Science
Most of the best wireless gaming mice cost much more than the Harpoon RGB Wireless.The best cheap gaming mice offer incredible clicking for less than $50|Brendan Hesse|November 10, 2021|Popular-Science
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