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 ?
There was but a yard between the two mighty ships as the first grappling irons were hurled.
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.
At that instant I suddenly arose and threw the grappling iron. It caught fairly and squarely on the rail of the skiff, which was jerked backward out of safety as the rope tautened and the salmon boat ploughed on.
Rescuers used grappling irons to try and find the boy but there was no trace of him.
The fiends know such an apparently benevolent policy will tie my impulse-buying budget to them with velvet-wrapped grappling irons. ("Just think: It won't cost you a cent to have it delivered, and it will be here so soon too!") So after making a series of purchases too dismally needless and foolhardy for me to describe, Amazon sent me its usual brisk and bustling messages announcing the delivery times--two packages on Monday, at least two more on Tuesday (depending on how many items it could cram in a box), and one on Wednesday.
Stand there today and think of the 600 salvos fired from the American Battleship TEXAS lying off-shore and the grappling irons used by the US troops scaling the cliff.