whaling gun


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Noun1.whaling gun - a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whalewhaling gun - a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
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Instead, stories seemed to fixate on the more controversial images, such as the whaling gun mandated by international law or jet skiers zooming between whales and whaling canoes.
Weapons utilized in each hunt are high powered rifles, Eskimo-style harpoons, and a Norwegian whaling gun. The dory crew works the boat into a herd, or pod, of whales.
Whaling guns, many built on single shot rifle actions, and also military weapons were proofed for safety at the proof houses.