Definition of speargun in English:



  • A gun used to propel a spear in underwater fishing.

    • ‘Save for a few idiots with spearguns, the diving at Key West is pleasant and enjoyable, but it isn't really a dive destination.’
    • ‘The island is surrounded by clear deep water, and is home to as many large groupers as manage to escape the speargun.’
    • ‘Never use a speargun with an aqualung.’
    • ‘I thought all divers gave up spearguns long, long ago and anyway, no real diver would ever use a spear on shellfish.’