|1.||a. a barbed missile attached to a long cord and hurled or fired from a gun when hunting whales, etc|
|b. (as modifier): a harpoon gun|
|2.||(tr) to spear with or as if with a harpoon|
|[C17: probably from Dutch harpoen, from Old French harpon clasp, from harper to seize, perhaps of Scandinavian origin]|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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