grappling definition

  • noun:
    • See grapple.
    • Nautical See grapnel.
    • An act in which some thing is grappled or grappled with
    • A laying quick ho1d of; also, that by which such a thing is seized and held, a grapnel.
    • A grapple; a struggle. A match for yards in battle, in grappling when it comes to bear.
    • That through which something is seized and held; a grapnel.
    • An anchorage.
    • A lernæan parasite of the menhaden: so called from having the shape of a grappling-iron.
    • the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    • the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants just who attempt to put both down
  • verb:
    • provide participle of grapple.

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