Adjective "Harpooned" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Harpooned


    Definition:

    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. (initial capital letter) Military. 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. verb (used with object)

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

    Origin:
    harpoon

    Examples:

    "whales can be harpooned."

    "people can be harpooned."