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har·poon

 (här-po͞on′)
n.
A barbed spear attached to a rope and thrown or fired from a gun, used especially in whaling.
tr.v. har·pooned, har·poon·ing, har·poons
To strike, kill, or capture with or as if with a harpoon.

[Probably from Dutch harpoen, from Middle Dutch, from Old French harpon, possibly from harpe, clamp, claw, from Latin harpa, sickle, from Greek harpē.]

har·poon′er n.

harpoon

(hɑːˈpuːn)
n
(Fishing)
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
(Fishing) (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]
harˈpooner, ˌharpoonˈeer n
harˈpoon-ˌlike adj

har•poon

(hɑrˈpun)

n.
1. a barbed, spearlike missile attached to a rope, and thrown by hand or shot from a gun, used for killing and capturing whales and large fish.
v.t.
2. to strike, catch, or kill with or as if with a harpoon.
[1590–1600; < Dutch harpoen « Old French harpon a clasp, brooch]
har•poon′er, n.

harpoon


Past participle: harpooned
Gerund: harpooning

Imperative
harpoon
harpoon
Present
I harpoon
you harpoon
he/she/it harpoons
we harpoon
you harpoon
they harpoon
Preterite
I harpooned
you harpooned
he/she/it harpooned
we harpooned
you harpooned
they harpooned
Present Continuous
I am harpooning
you are harpooning
he/she/it is harpooning
we are harpooning
you are harpooning
they are harpooning
Present Perfect
I have harpooned
you have harpooned
he/she/it has harpooned
we have harpooned
you have harpooned
they have harpooned
Past Continuous
I was harpooning
you were harpooning
he/she/it was harpooning
we were harpooning
you were harpooning
they were harpooning
Past Perfect
I had harpooned
you had harpooned
he/she/it had harpooned
we had harpooned
you had harpooned
they had harpooned
Future
I will harpoon
you will harpoon
he/she/it will harpoon
we will harpoon
you will harpoon
they will harpoon
Future Perfect
I will have harpooned
you will have harpooned
he/she/it will have harpooned
we will have harpooned
you will have harpooned
they will have harpooned
Future Continuous
I will be harpooning
you will be harpooning
he/she/it will be harpooning
we will be harpooning
you will be harpooning
they will be harpooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been harpooning
you have been harpooning
he/she/it has been harpooning
we have been harpooning
you have been harpooning
they have been harpooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been harpooning
you will have been harpooning
he/she/it will have been harpooning
we will have been harpooning
you will have been harpooning
they will have been harpooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been harpooning
you had been harpooning
he/she/it had been harpooning
we had been harpooning
you had been harpooning
they had been harpooning
Conditional
I would harpoon
you would harpoon
he/she/it would harpoon
we would harpoon
you would harpoon
they would harpoon
Past Conditional
I would have harpooned
you would have harpooned
he/she/it would have harpooned
we would have harpooned
you would have harpooned
they would have harpooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harpoon - a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwingharpoon - a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
fluke - a barb on a harpoon or arrow
harpoon line - a strong rope for making the catch fast to the harpooner's boat
fishgig, fizgig, gig, lance, spear - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
Verb1.harpoon - spear with a harpoon; "harpoon whales"
grab, take hold of, catch - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"

harpoon

noun spear, arrow, dart, barb, trident harpoon-wielding Japanese fishermen
Translations
حَرْبَهيَصْطاد أو يَطْعَن بالحَرْبَه
harpunaharpunovat
harpunharpunere
szigony
skutlaskutull
harpūnasnusmeigti harpūnusmeigti harpūnu
harpūnaharpunēt
chytať harpúnouharpúna
zıpkınzıpkınlamak

harpoon

[hɑːˈpuːn]
A. Narpón m
B. VTarponear

harpoon

[hɑːrˈpuːn]
nharpon m
vtharponner

harpoon

nHarpune f; harpoon gunHarpunenkanone f

harpoon

[hɑːˈpuːn]
1. narpione m
2. vtarpionare

harpoon

(haːˈpuːn) noun
a spear fastened to a rope, used especially for killing whales.
verb
to strike with a harpoon. He has harpooned the whale.
References in classic literature ?
She slipped a dirk into him in as matter-of-course a way as another person would have harpooned a rat!
As a whaler I have followed many a cetacean, harpooned a great number, and killed several; but, however strong or well-armed they may have been, neither their tails nor their weapons would have been able even to scratch the iron plates of a steamer.
In order to facilitate the children's studies, he presented them with an engraved geography which represented various scenes of the world; cannibals with feather head-dresses, a gorilla kidnapping a young girl, Arabs in the desert, a whale being harpooned, etc.