harpoon harpoon  /hɑr ˈpun/


  1. (n) a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
  2. (v) spear with a harpoon

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  1. Japanese whalers are planning to harpoon up to 50 humpback whales for the first time since hunting the endangered species was banned in 1963.
  2. Without the explosive, the fin lingered on until the captain fired a second 'cold' harpoon into it and then, at last, an explosive harpoon.
  3. It is not a 'fishing expedition,' but rather a sharp harpoon aimed at the heart of terrorist activity.


  1. OUTDOORS: Can't use harpoon to land big halibut

    Q uestion: Pacific halibut have become a sought-after sport fish out of Eureka and Trinidad. I have a question about landing large Pacific halibut, particularly in a relatively small boat. Many people use a type of harpoon with a head that comes off and is tethered to the boat. This prevents the fish from heading down while a rope is run through its gills for hauling it aboard. I was told that ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee

  2. WW II plane visits Kansas City

    A World War II era Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon Navy bomber turned some heads as it landed at the downtown airport.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City

  3. In Concert

    Harpoon harmonizers: "Songs of Summer," 7:30 p.m. June 8. With special guests, the G20 Chorus. Admission charge. Handicap accessible. Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green St., Fairhaven.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

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  1. "It's very disappointing. It's distressing when you think that it can take up to 15 minutes after a harpoon actually hits a whale for the whale to die. It's even sadder when you consider there's a calf involved," Garrett told local television.
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Peter Garrett Source: Reuters

  2. "The Ady Gil will be our interceptor. It will be able to latch on to a harpoon boat and prevent it killing any whales," Watson told AFP. "It should be able to run rings around them."
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Paul Watson Source: AFP

  3. "Massachusetts started the small craft beer revolution, and we're proud of it. It's not all that long ago that pioneers like Jim Koch only dreamed of a day when people in Massachusetts would reach for a cold Sam's Summer, a Wachusett IPA, a Harpoon...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: John Kerry Source: KATU

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