Definition of Grapnel anchor
1. Noun. A light anchor for small boats.
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Literary usage of Grapnel anchor
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1. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"A pyrotechnical combustible attached to a grapnel. Anchor-bar. A large handspike to pry the anchor off the bill-board. Anchor-chock. ..."
2. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"... ИЫ] are Instrument« of Iron to be thrown iuto an Enemy's Ship to catch hold of her grapnel anchor f Grofi» F. la Sort of Anchor for ..."
3. The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: A Compendium Prepared by Officers of the Sudan by Lord Edward Gleichen, Sudan, Edward Gleichen (1905)
"... and on going astern would carry the piece with her; also with light sudd a grapnel anchor fixed to the steamer when going astern was found sufficient to ..."
4. Our Sudan: Its Pyramids and Progress by John Ward (1905)
"... carry the piece with her; also with light sudd a grapnel anchor fixed to the steamer when going astern is sufficient to tear away the piece. ..."
5. Exhibition ...: Hebron city of the patriarchs : list of exhibits at the by Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, Ruth Lehrer, A. Harold Fisch, Murray Roston (1865)
"Howes' Patent grapnel anchor. This Anchor has no stock, and resembles a common grapnel with four flukes or arms. These arms are so arranged as to ..."