harpoen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch arpoen, from Middle French harpon (hook, hold-on). Cognate with English harpoon, German Harpune.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: har‧poen

Noun[edit]

harpoen m (plural harpoenen, diminutive harpoentje n)

  1. A harpoon, short spearlike weapon with tenderhooks thrown at the target, of various sizes and types, e.g. used for whaling
  2. Some similar weapons
  3. (heraldry) A figure representing a harpoon

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