- harpoon (v.)
- 1747, from harpoon (n.). Related: Harpooned; harpooning. Agent-noun form harpooner is from 1726; harpooneer from 1610s.
- harpoon (n.)
- 1610s, from French harpon, from Old French harpon "cramp iron, clamp, clasp" (described as a mason's tool for fastening stones together), from harper "to grapple, grasp," which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly of Germanic origin; or the French word might be from Latin harpa "hook" (related to harpagonem "grappling hook"), from Greek harpe "sickle," from PIE root *serp- (1) "sickle, hook." Earlier word for it was harping-iron (mid-15c.). Sense and spelling perhaps influenced by Dutch (compare Middle Dutch harpoen) or Basque, the language of the first European whaling peoples, who often accompanied English sailors on their early expeditions. Also see -oon.
- 1. The harpoon drove deep into the body of the whale.
- 2. A relatively small part of the package are 10 Harpoon antiship missiles made by Boeing.
- 3. They tried to get the harpoon into the ray before the sting tail came lashing over to retaliate.
- 4. When I pushed on the harpoon shaft the second time.
来自英汉文学 - 老人与海
- 5. The fisherman transfixed the shark with a harpoon.
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