speargun

noun
spear·​gun | \ ˈspir-ˌgən How to pronounce speargun (audio) \

Definition of speargun

: a gun that shoots a spear and is used in spearfishing

Examples of speargun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emma Shearman held her speargun and focused on her breathing. New York Times, "Taking a Spear Into the Sea, and Washing Anxiety Away," 3 Aug. 2020 But some younger men still hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Washington Post, "Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal," 3 Dec. 2019 Some younger men hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Christina Larson, The Denver Post, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 18 Sep. 2019 But some younger men still hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Washington Post, "Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal," 3 Dec. 2019 Some younger men hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Christina Larson, The Denver Post, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 18 Sep. 2019 But some younger men still hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Washington Post, "Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal," 3 Dec. 2019 Some younger men hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Christina Larson, The Denver Post, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 18 Sep. 2019 Some younger men hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Christina Larson, The Denver Post, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of speargun

1951, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2020

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“Speargun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speargun. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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