grappling hook

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Noun1.grappling hook - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holdinggrappling hook - 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
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Translations
entraushakaheittokoukku

grappling hook

, grappling iron
nHaken m, → Greifer m; (Naut) → Enterhaken m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
As the craft neared the building, and just before she struck, the Martian warriors swarmed upon her from the windows, and with their great spears eased the shock of the collision, and in a few moments they had thrown out grappling hooks and the big boat was being hauled to ground by their fellows below.
The boats, in general, had to be propelled by oars and setting poles, or drawn by the hand and by grappling hooks from one root or overhanging tree to another; or towed by the long cordelle, or towing line, where the shores were sufficiently clear of woods and thickets to permit the men to pass along the banks.
It was rising at an angle of about forty-five degrees dead ahead of us, with the evident intention of combing us with grappling hooks from above as it skimmed low over our deck.
And as we laid out on the next tack to wind-ward, I bent a piece of line to a small grappling hook I had seen lying in the bail-hole.
Many players enjoyed "Titanfall 2's" fast pace as they could run on walls and use grappling hooks to tether to surfaces and accurately jump to Titans.
His body was recovered with grappling hooks at 10 o' clock that night, again near Fulwood Bridge.
They carry waders and grappling hooks for pulling bikes out of a creek.
The attack happened between 3am and 4am on Sunday, and CCTV images show two men with grappling hooks.
Stolen cars would simply be stopped by dangled grappling hooks, giant elastic bands, boxes of dynamite or pots of Acme super strong glue.
Lara, with her famous dual pistols, and Carter use grappling hooks to help the deities tightrope walk across tricky sections.
Somehow, the first-time criminals manage to throw grappling hooks up hundreds of feet in order to scale a mountainside in ill-fitting wet suits, then smuggle the gem in a hiding place that would result in horrific injuries for one of the team.
Yet inside this impenetrable blockade we saw just two trapped Ukrainian warships with mattresses stuck to their sides in a pitiful effort to stop Russians boarding with grappling hooks. On board, sailors nervously fingered sub-machine guns.