harpoon gun

  1. a cannon or similar gun that fires harpoons
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How To Use harpoon gun In A Sentence

  • More significant was the recognition by Larsen that new technologies (particularly the recently invented grenade harpoon gun) would allow hunting of the more difficult but more common rorqual whales (Blue, Fin, Humpback, Sei and Minke Whales) in the Southern Ocean. Exploration of the Antarctic in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
  • The harpoon guns were mounted on fast steam-driven vessels, making it possible to catch the faster-swimming rorquals (blue, fin, Sei, and Minke whales).
  • The harpoon is a metal lance that is blasted out of the ship's harpoon gun by old-fashioned black powder.
  • Modern whaling began in 1868, when the harpoon gun and explosive harpoon (which explodes inside the whale) were invented.
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