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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishharpoonhar‧poon /hɑːˈpuːn $ hɑːr-/ noun [countable]  PMWTAa weapon used for hunting whalesharpoon verb [transitive]
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harpoonIt involved using a cannon to fire a harpoon carrying an explosive grenade.Seabury nevertheless decided to tackle it, and thrust a harpoon deep into the creature's neck.Trondur had hurried forward to fetch his biggest harpoon which he kept strapped across the bows.The crotch is a notched stick which holds both harpoons.The dolphins and porpoises are hunted either with hand harpoons or in drive fisheries.The carpenter and blacksmith hurriedly fashion a new one, and Ahab has a new harpoon fashioned from the finest iron.The steam-powered harpoon appeared in 1864.Two harpoons are usually thrown in quick succession.
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