Definition of Grappler

1. Noun. Combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground.




2. Noun. A tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope.
Exact synonyms: Grapnel, Grapple, Grappling Hook, Grappling Iron
Specialized synonyms: Crampon, Crampoon
Terms within: Claw, Hook
Generic synonyms: Tool

Definition of Grappler

1. Noun. Agent noun of grapple; one who grapples. ¹

2. Noun. A wrestler; one who fights by wrestling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grappler

1. one that grapples [n -S] - See also: grapples

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grappler

graples
graplin
grapline
graplines
graplins
grapnel anchor
grapnels
grappa
grappas
grappled
grapplehook
grapplehooks
grapplement
grappler (current term)
grapplers
grapples
grappling
grappling hook
grappling iron
grappling irons
grapplings
grapsoid
grapsoids
graptolite
graptolites
graptolitic
grapy
grasp

Literary usage of Grappler

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1. Mining: An Elementary Treatise on the Getting of Minerals by Arnold Lupton (1904)
"105 is shown the application of the hook-grappler. Parachutes.—In boring deep holes it sometimes happens that, in withdrawing the rods, by some accident ..."

2. The Spanish-American Republics by Theodore Child (1891)
"SHIPPING ICE IN grappler REACH. the afternoon we passed the entrance of Trinidad Channel; the sun was shining brightly; ..."

3. Scenes and Studies of Savage Life by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (1868)
"The right of civilized Men to occupy savage Countries—Duty of Intruders —Plots of the Ahts to attack us—Arrival of HM gunboat grappler —The Indian's notion ..."

4. Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord De Saumarez: From Original Papers by John Ross (1838)
"Loss of the Shannon and grappler.—Conclusion of 1803. HOSTILITIES with France were about to be resumed early in the year 1803, and Sir James was called into ..."

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