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grapnel

grap·nel

 (grăp′nəl)
n.
1. A small anchor with three or more flukes, especially one used for anchoring a small vessel. Also called grapple, grappling.
2. See grapple.

[Middle English grapenel, probably ultimately from Old French grapin, hook, diminutive of grape; see grape.]

grapnel

(ˈɡræpnəl)
n
1. (Tools) a device with a multiple hook at one end and attached to a rope, which is thrown or hooked over a firm mooring to secure an object attached to the other end of the rope
2. (Nautical Terms) a light anchor for small boats
[C14: from Old French grapin a little hook, from grape a hook; see grape]

grap•nel

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(ˈgræp nl)

n.
1. a device consisting of one or more hooks or clamps for grasping or holding; grapple; grappling iron.
2. a small anchor with three or more flukes used for grappling or dragging or for anchoring a small boat.
[1325–75; < Old French grapin, diminutive of grape hook, grape]

grapnel

In naval mine warfare, a device fitted to a mine mooring designed to grapple the sweep wire when the mooring is cut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grapnel - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holdinggrapnel - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
crampon, crampoon - a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects
claw, hook - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
2.grapnel - a light anchor for small boatsgrapnel - a light anchor for small boats  
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
Translations
naara

grapnel

[ˈgræpnəl] Nrezón m, arpeo m

grapnel

n
(= anchor)(Dregg)anker m, → Draggen m (spec)
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If you can prove that his grapnel removed any portion of your roof, you had better rest your case on decoverture of domicile (see Parkins v.
The balloon is furnished besides with a grapnel, and a guide-rope ; which latter is of the most indispensable importance.
The balloon was brought over the beach (the tide being out and the sand hard, smooth, and admirably adapted for a descent,) and the grapnel let go, which took firm hold at once.
From it depended the trail rope and grapnel, and over the sides of the car were a number of canvas bags that Bert decided must be ballast to "chuck down" if the balloon fell.
He had one idea now very clear in his mind, and that was to drop the iron grapnel that hung from the ring.
He came low over the tree-tops, with his grapnel ready to throw and so anchor him--a curious, interested, and interesting guest, so his imagination figured it, in the very middle of it all.
The grapnel smashed down a steeply sloping roof, followed by an avalanche of broken tiles, jumped the street amidst shrieks and cries, and smashed into a plate-glass window with an immense and sickening,impact.
Everybody was either trying to dodge the grapnel or catch the trail rope.
In another second he was cowering in the bottom of the car, and released from the weight of the grapnel and the two ropes, rushing up once more through the air.
Don't let reformers of any sort think that they are going really to lay hold of the working boys and young men of England by any educational grapnel whatever, which isn't some bona fide equivalent for the games of the old country "veast" in it; something to put in the place of the back-swording and wrestling and racing; something to try the muscles of men's bodies, and the endurance of their hearts, and to make them rejoice in their strength.
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As well as the installation and trenching of 91 cables - with a combined length of 106 km - the Race Bank contract includes the route engineering, pre-lay grapnel run operations, installation of cable protection system and messenger wires.