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bomb lance

a harpoon fitted with an explosive head.
Origin of bomb lance
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mr. Gibson went over backward, exploding the gun and sending the bomb-lance into the air.

    Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster
  • The bomb-lance and gun are all very well; but the harpoon is the real weapon on which the whaleman must depend.

    Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster
  • Then came the dull explosion of the bomb-lance somewhere in the vitals of the whale.

    Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster

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