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Definition of "hakapik" [hakapik]

  • A hunting implement used by sealers to bludgeon seals and drag their carcasses to the sealing boat; a long pole with a pick and hammer on the end. (noun)

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Use "hakapik" in a sentence
  • "No wonder Canadian officials have vowed to clean up this year's hunt by banning the use of the club with a hook on one end called a hakapik "on seals more than a year old who have not already been shot.""
  • "The seals are either shot or hit over the head with a spiked club called a hakapik, which critics say is cruel."
  • "On Saturday Canada issued new regulations for its annual seal slaughter, banning the skinning of live seals and forbidding the use of the spiked weapon called a hakapik on seals over one-year-old."