grappling iron


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grappling iron

or

grappling hook

n
(Tools) a grapnel, esp one used for securing ships

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grappling iron - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holdinggrappling iron - 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
Translations

grappling iron

[ˈgræplɪŋˌaɪən] N (Naut) → rezón m

grappling iron

[ˈgræplɪŋˌaɪən] n (Naut) → grappino
References in classic literature ?
At that instant I suddenly arose and threw the grappling iron.
They divided it into cakes by methods too well known to require description, and these, being sledded to the shore, were rapidly hauled off on to an ice platform, and raised by grappling irons and block and tackle, worked by horses, on to a stack, as surely as so many barrels of flour, and there placed evenly side by side, and row upon row, as if they formed the solid base of an obelisk designed to pierce the clouds.
But they were unable to find the car using a grappling iron and an underwater camera.