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See definition of harpoon on Dictionary.com
  • as injavelin
  • as inspear
  • as inweapon

synonyms for harpoon

  • dart
  • lance
  • weapon
  • bayonet
  • blade
  • dart
  • skewer
  • bolt
  • bore
  • javelin
  • lance
  • spike
  • spire
  • trident
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How to use harpoon in a sentence

Like a harpoon festooned with venomous barbs, the stinger rapidly transforms as it fires, biologists Matt Gibson, Ahmet Karabulut and colleagues report June 17 in Nature Communications.
HERE’S HOW SEA ANEMONES LAUNCH THEIR VENOMOUS STINGERSMEGHAN ROSENJULY 5, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
In 2018, the RemoveDEBRIS mission tested a harpoon for hooking large pieces of debris while in orbit, among other techniques.
THIS WEEK’S DESTROYED RUSSIAN SATELLITE CREATED EVEN MORE DANGEROUS SPACE DEBRISKELSEY D. ATHERTONNOVEMBER 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Rather than sending down boats with harpoons, they are photographing and counting the whales.
THE WITNESS IS A WHALE - ISSUE 107: THE EDGEDIANA REISSSEPTEMBER 29, 2021NAUTILUS
Then the whalers would just swoop up the rest with their harpoons and the entire clan would be taken.
THE WITNESS IS A WHALE - ISSUE 107: THE EDGEDIANA REISSSEPTEMBER 29, 2021NAUTILUS
We passed several large sting-rays asleep on the surface of the sea, which our people ineffectually endeavoured to harpoon.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
By bending one finger like a hook and striking the butt of the shaft, he could send a harpoon straight to the mark.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Take a harpoon and show how the shaft would swing against the feet of an animal that had been hit by the head.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Kamelillo had a bamboo pole in his hand to pole the raft with, but he had shod it with his harpoon head.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
They are caught at night in shallow places along the sandy beach, a torch, harpoon, and net being the necessary outfit.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
The natives would occasionally put their hands on my tomahawk or harpoon, and never ceased to wonder why the metal was so cold.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HARPOON

  • dart
  • harpoon
  • lance
  • weapon
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