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