Grapple shot

(Life-saving Service) a projectile, to which are attached hinged claws to catch in a ship's rigging or to hold in the ground; - called also anchor shot.

See also: Grapple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Armed with a gun, missiles and a grapple shot, the player whizzes through a series of subterranean caverns, rescuing trapped miners and prising gems from rock faces.