- a harpoon whose head may be detached.
Origin of lily iron
Examples from the Web for lily iron
Historical Examples of lily iron
Upon the end of the “shank” fits the head of the harpoon, known by the names swordfish-iron, lily-iron, and Indian dart.
The lily-iron is, in principle, exactly what a whaleman would describe by the word “toggle.”
Triced up to the jib stay was the long harpoon with its head, known as the 'lily-iron.'The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries
- a harpoon, the head of which is detachable