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  • n. A harpoon with one or more pivoted crosspieces in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned.

Etymologies

From the resemblance of the pivoted crosspiece to a toggle (Wiktionary)

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