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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.]
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]
art at grassy(ˈgræp nl)
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]
In naval mine warfare, a device fitted to a mine mooring designed to grapple the sweep wire when the mooring is cut.
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|Noun||1.||grapnel - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope|
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
|2.||grapnel - a light anchor for small boats|