Definition of Harpooneer

1. Noun. Someone who launches harpoons.

Exact synonyms: Harpooner
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Derivative terms: Harpoon, Harpoon



Definition of Harpooneer

1. n. An harpooner.

Definition of Harpooneer

1. Noun. A harpooner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harpooneer

harpies
harpin
harping
harping iron
harping irons
harpings
harpins
harpist
harpists
harplike
harpoon
harpoon gun
harpoon line
harpoon log
harpooned
harpooneer (current term)
harpooneers
harpooner
harpooners
harpooning
harpoons
harpress
harps
harpsichon
harpsichons
harpsichord
harpsichordist
harpsichordists
harpsichordlike
harpsichords

Literary usage of Harpooneer

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1. The Life of William Scoresby by Robert Edmund Scoresby- Jackson (1861)
"... IN GREENLAND—HOMEWARD VOYAGE—LOSS OP harpooneer—ARRIVAL AT LIVERPOOL—DEATH OP HIS WIFE. 1823. THE whale, notwithstanding its incomparable magnitude and ..."

2. A Whaling Cruise to Baffin's Bay and the Gulf of Boothia: And an Account of by Albert Hastings Markham, Sherard Osborn (1874)
"2 It is also usual for the master to receive £i for every payable fish struck by a dona fide harpooneer, and ^3 for those struck by a loose ..."

3. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Henry William Gore Booth (1895)
"The harpooneer will let go his oar, which swings alongside, fire his gun, ... A rather smart thing was done by a harpooneer from Peterhead in a ship sailing ..."

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