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spear gun

noun
1.
a device for shooting a barbed missile under water, usually by means of gas under pressure, a strong rubber band, or a powerful spring.
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  • When carrying a spear gun or his camera, he also swam with arms hanging downward.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • As he swam, he extended the spear gun, aiming over the short barrel.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He looked back in time to see Scotty sight the spear gun and fire as the boat went past.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He carried his spear gun while Zircon took the wrecking bar.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • In one hand, Scotty carried the spear gun by its pistol grip.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Each carried a spear gun in one hand and a wrecking bar in the other.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • They donned their equipment, then Rick picked up a spear gun while Tony selected a wrecking bar from his equipment.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The spear gun was extended, the spear point nearing firing range.

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  • Rick reached for his belt knife and Scotty thrust the spear gun forward, then both relaxed a little.

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  • His spear gun belched carbon dioxide, and the deadly spear ripped into the leg of one frogman.

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British Dictionary definitions for spear gun

spear gun

noun
1.
a device for shooting spears underwater
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