spear gun
a form of mechanical gun that fires a spear as a projectile; generally used under water when spearfishing.

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  • spear gun — spear′ gun n. spo a device for shooting a barbed missile under water …   From formal English to slang

  • spear|gun — «SPIHR GUHN», noun. an underwater weapon used to shoot steel darts at fish. It operates by spring action like a crossbow or by the expansion of compressed carbon dioxide gas. Spearguns are often used by scuba divers …   Useful english dictionary

  • spear gun — noun : a gun that propels a spear and is used in underwater spearfishing * * * a device for shooting a barbed missile under water, usually by means of gas under pressure, a strong rubber band, or a powerful spring. * * * spear gun noun An… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spear gun — /ˈspɪə gʌn/ (say spear gun) noun a gun, propelling a spear, powered by compressed air, a powerful spring, etc., used in underwater fishing. –speargun, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • spear gun — any explosive propelled spear used to catch larger fishes, e.g. swordfishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spear gun — a device for shooting a barbed missile under water, usually by means of gas under pressure, a strong rubber band, or a powerful spring. * * * …   Universalium

  • spear — n. & v. n. 1 a thrusting or throwing weapon with a pointed usu. steel tip and a long shaft. 2 a similar barbed instrument used for catching fish etc. 3 archaic a spearman. 4 a pointed stem of asparagus etc. v.tr. pierce or strike with or as if… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spear of Destiny (video game) — Infobox VG width = title = Spear of Destiny caption = aspect ratio = resolution = developer = id Software publisher = FormGen Corporation Activision/Valve Corporation (Steam) distributor = designer = license = series = engine = Wolfenstein 3D… …   Wikipedia

  • gun — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, heavy ▪ loaded ▪ enemy ▪ They succeeded in silencing the enemy guns. ▪ anti aircraft …   Collocations dictionary

  • Gun (staff) — The Chinese word Gun (zh cp|c=棍|p=gùn) refers to a long Chinese staff weapon used in Chinese martial arts. It is known as one of the four major weapons, along with the Qiang (spear) , Dao (sabre) , and the Jian (sword), called in this group The… …   Wikipedia

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