Noun(1) a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
Verb(1) spear with a harpoon
(1) With a grenade-tipped harpoon , the whale takes about thirty minutes to die.(2) Modern whaling began in 1868, when the harpoon gun and explosive harpoon (which explodes inside the whale) were invented.(3) Japan claims it needs to harpoon the whales and dissect them to determine migration patterns as well as gain data on their feeding and breeding habits.(4) The whale-line is the length of rope attached to the harpoon , which connects the boat to the whale it is following.(5) When a whale was sighted in the bay, boats from the rival stations would race to be the first to harpoon the animal.(6) He could throw a 40-pound harpoon with line attached as easily as an athlete could handle a javelin.(7) If he throws the harpoon , the whale must be directly in front of his kayak, about 30 feet away, close but not too close - or the animal's powerful dive will submerge him and he will likely drown.(8) The line attached to the harpoon, which keeps the whale boat in contact with the whale, it snaps tight when the harpoon has been thrown successfully.(9) The harpoonist leaps from the bows on to the whale, plants his harpoon and slides into the water before scrambling back on board.(10) The harpooneer not only must be ready to throw the harpoon at a moment's notice; he also must keep rowing with everyone else, and be yelling encouragement to everyone else.(11) Government-owned radio RTHK said Lever tried to harpoon the croc but missed because it was too far away.(12) The daring and skill of these whale hunters is especially highlighted by the harpooner who balances on a platform at the front of the boat and thrusts himself from the platform, along with the harpoon, in order to add his weight to the throw.(13) The Norse, because of their bad attitude towards the Inuit did not adopt useful Inuit technology, so the Norse never adopted harpoons , hence they couldn't eat whales like the Inuit.(14) The Thule already had characteristics of culture common to Inuit culture: the use of dogs, sleds, kayaks, and whale hunting with harpoons .(15) The station relied heavily on orcas to herd the southern right whales to the harpoons at the ready.(16) While I was there, I was invited aboard a catcher boat, which hunts and harpoons whales.
1. spear ::
2. trident ::
3. dart ::
4. barb ::
5. gaff ::
6. leister ::
Different Formsharpoon, harpooned, harpooner, harpooners, harpooning, harpoons
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