An iron shaft with claws at one end, often tossed by a rope and used for grasping and holding, particularly one for drawing and holding an enemy ship along with. Also called grapnel, grappling, grappling hook, grappling iron.
Nautical See grapnel.
The work of grappling.
challenging or competition in which the members make an effort to clutch or grip one another.
A struggle for superiority or dominance.
a tool composed of iron claws, attached to the end of a rope, useful for grasping and keeping an enemy ship just before boarding; a grapnel or grappling iron.
The act of grappling.
A close hand-to-hand struggle.
A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.
a musical instrument, generally with hinged claws, for seizing and keeping fast to an object; a grab.
A grappling metal.
A hook or an iron instrument where the one thing, as a ship, fastens on another; a grapnel.
A clasping-hook for grasping a beam, used in suspending the blocks or hoisting device of a hay-fork.
big tongs with razor-sharp things utilized for different functions, in terms of raising blocks of ice.
The clasp of a buckle.
A spring fish-hook.
A seizing or gripping; especially, an in depth hold in wrestling, and hence in virtually any various other contest; an in depth fight or encounter.
plural tiny metal puppies, joined by a quick string, which are driven into logs nearby the end when skidding on hills, to ensure several logs could be skidded by one-horse as well. Also called chain-grapples, coupling-grab.
a dredging container with hinges like the shell of a clam
the work of doing close hand-to-hand fight
a tool consisting of a number of hooks for grasping and holding; frequently tossed with a rope