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1. harpoon

noun. ['hɑːrˈpuːn'] a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it.

Synonyms

  • fishing rig
  • rig
  • gig
  • fishing gear
  • spear
  • lance
  • fishing tackle
  • fishgig
  • fizgig
  • tackle
  • fluke

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • close
  • avoid
  • unharness

Etymology

  • harpon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • harpaga (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Harpoon

  • contrabassoon
  • wotherspoon
  • viromune
  • inopportune
  • picayune
  • ducommun
  • afternoon
  • terhune
  • rangoon
  • pontoon
  • platoon
  • opportune
  • muldoon
  • monsoon
  • mckune
  • mccune
  • mccuen
  • mcclune
  • majnoon
  • lampoon
  • impugn
  • huntoon
  • hamdoon
  • festoon
  • disharoon
  • dekroon
  • commune
  • cartoon
  • cardoon
  • cancun

Example sentences of the word harpoon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Make the hole just big enough to slip the harpoon or scissor trap into.

2. Adverb
The three most effective types of mole traps are harpoon, scissor-jaw and choker loop.

Quotes containing the word harpoon


1. . . I tell you Dain is a splendid catch. I advise you to set your hooks and reel him in.”Jessica took a long swallow of her cognac. “This is not a trout, Genevieve. This is a great, hungry shark.”“Then use a harpoon.
- Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels

2. harpoon

verb. ['hɑːrˈpuːn'] spear with a harpoon.

Synonyms

  • catch
  • grab

Antonyms

  • detach
  • repel
  • get off

Etymology

  • harpon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • harpaga (Latin)
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