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Harpoon vs. Speargun — What's the Difference?

Harpoon vs. Speargun — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Harpoon and Speargun

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Harpoon

A harpoon is a long spear-like instrument and tool used in fishing, whaling, sealing, and other marine hunting to catch large fish or marine mammals such as whales. It accomplishes this task by impaling the target animal and securing it with barb or toggling claws, allowing the fishermen to use a rope or chain attached to the projectile to catch the animal.
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Speargun

A speargun is a ranged underwater fishing device designed to launch a tethered spear or harpoon to impale fish or other marine animals and targets. Spearguns are used in sport fishing and underwater target shooting.
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Harpoon

A barbed spear attached to a rope and thrown or fired from a gun, used especially in whaling.
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Speargun

A tube-shaped gun that fires a barbed spear, almost always for underwater use.
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Harpoon

To strike, kill, or capture with or as if with a harpoon.
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Harpoon

A spearlike weapon with a barbed head used in hunting whales and large fish.
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Harpoon

(slang) A harmonica.
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Harpoon

(transitive) To shoot something with a harpoon.
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Harpoon

A spear or javelin used to strike and kill large fish, as whales; a harping iron. It consists of a long shank, with a broad, flat, triangular head, sharpened at both edges, and is thrown by hand, or discharged from a gun.
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Harpoon

To strike, catch, or kill with a harpoon.
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Harpoon

A spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
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Harpoon

Spear with a harpoon;
Harpoon whales
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