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spear gun

a device for shooting a barbed missile under water, usually by means of gas under pressure, a strong rubber band, or a powerful spring. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for spear gun
  • Shortly after locating the stringer a spear gun was found at the bottom of the river.
  • It does not include the mechanically propelled device commonly called a spear gun.
  • Other fishing-related debris included leaders and spear gun parts, and non-gear debris included cans, bottles and rope.
  • Sport fishing with hook and line, spear gun, or hand-held implements is generally permitted within the reserve.
  • So we'd always have two divers in the water and one with the spear gun.
British Dictionary definitions for spear gun

spear gun

a device for shooting spears underwater
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