Harpooneer

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harpoon (hɑːˈpuːn)
 
n
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
 
vb
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]
 
har'pooner
 
n
 
harpoon'eer
 
n
 
har'poon-like
 
adj

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