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(Tools) a grapnel, esp one used for securing ships
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]
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|Noun||1.||grappling iron - 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