Harpoon meaning

här-po͝on
To strike or catch with a harpoon.
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A spearlike weapon with a barbed head used in hunting whales and large fish.
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To strike, kill, or capture with or as if with a spearlike weapon.
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A barbed spear with a line attached to it, used for spearing whales or other large sea animals.
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A spearlike weapon with a barbed head used in hunting whales and large fish.
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(slang) A harmonica.
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To hunt something with a harpoon.
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Origin of harpoon

  • Probably from Dutch harpoen from Middle Dutch from Old French harpon possibly from harpe clamp, claw from Latin harpa sickle from Greek harpē

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French harpon, from Latin harpaga, from Ancient Greek ἁρπάγη (harpagē, “hook”), from ἁρπάζω (harpazō, “to snatch away, to carry off, to seize, to captivate”).

    From Wiktionary