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English definition of “harpoon”

harpoon

noun [C]     /hɑːˈpuːn/ US  /hɑːr-/
a long heavy spear (= a long sharp weapon) attached to a rope, used for killing large fish or whalesHuntingHand weaponsHandguns and rifles
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