What does the word harpoon mean?

Usage examples for harpoon

  1. Mapfarity plunged a hollow harpoon into the isle of floating protoplasm and through a tube connected to that poured into the Skin three gallons of the dream- snake venom. – Rastignac the Devil by Philip José Farmer
  2. When the hunters see a herd of walrus, either on a piece of drift- ice or in the water, they endeavour silently and against the wind to approach sufficiently near to one of the animals to be able to harpoon it. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  3. In another instant the boat's bow was on the whale's head, and Rokens buried a harpoon deep in its side. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne