Definition of Grappling hook

1. Noun. A tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope.

Exact synonyms: Grapnel, Grapple, Grappler, Grappling Iron
Specialized synonyms: Crampon, Crampoon
Terms within: Claw, Hook
Generic synonyms: Tool



Definition of Grappling hook

1. Noun. A type of hook attached to a line and designed to be thrown at a target (e.g. rigging of an enemy ship) for the purpose of catching hold of it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grappling Hook

graplins
grapnel anchor
grapnels
grappa
grappas
grappled
grapplehook
grapplehooks
grapplement
grappler
grapplers
grapples
grappling
grappling hook (current term)
grappling iron
grappling irons
grapplings
grapsoid
grapsoids
graptolite
graptolites
graptolitic
grapy
grasp
grasp all, lose all
grasp at straws
grasp reflex
grasp the nettle

Literary usage of Grappling hook

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1. Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare: Containing a Complete and Concise Account of by Charles William Sleeman (1880)
"When the grappling hook Z7t, on the lower or outer end of the line or rod U, engages with any obstruction the boat will be stopped, and this stoppage will ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1898)
"... means of a grappling hook is pulled over the wall and captured. A somewhat similar scene is in Jourdain, and in Heinrich von Neustadt there is a naval ..."

3. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1895)
"The machinery of the crane, including the grappling- hook, hangs under the axles, as does the cab, which is occupied by the operator of the crane. ..."

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