harpoon
noun Etymology: probably from Dutch harpoen, from Middle Dutch, from Old French harpon brooch, from harper to grapple Date: 1625 a barbed spear or javelin used especially in hunting large fish or whales • harpoon transitive verbharpooner noun

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  • harpoon — UK [hɑː(r)ˈpuːn] / US [hɑrˈpun] noun [countable] Word forms harpoon : singular harpoon plural harpoons a weapon consisting of a blade on a pole fixed to a rope, used for hunting whales and big fish Derived word: harpoon UK / US verb transitive… …   English dictionary

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