span iron

noun

Definition of span iron

: a harpoon usually secured just below the gunwale of a whaleboat

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“Span iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/span%20iron. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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