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har•poon



Pronunciation: (här-pOOn'), [key]
n.
1. a barbed, spearlike missile attached to a rope, and thrown by hand or shot from a gun, used for killing and capturing whales and large fish.
2. (cap.) Mil.a jet-powered, radar-guided U.S. Navy cruise missile with a high explosive warhead designed for use against surface ships and launchable from a surface vessel, submerged submarine, or aircraft.

v.t.
to strike, catch, or kill with or as if with a harpoon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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