Definition of Graplin

1. a grapnel [n -S] - See also: grapnel



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graplin

graphorrhoea
graphoscope
graphoscopes
graphospasm
graphospasms
graphotype
graphotypes
graphs
grapier
grapiest
grapiness
grapinesses
graping
graple
graples
graplin (current term)
grapline
graplines
graplins
grapnel anchor
grapnels
grappa
grappas
grappled
grapplehook
grapplehooks
grapplement
grappler

Literary usage of Graplin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tragedy of the Seas; Or, Sorrow on the Ocean, Lake, and River, from by Charles Ellms (1841)
"At 8 in the morning, it being impossible to heave to, I made the vessel fast to one of them; but scarcely had the men, who went to fix the graplin, ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Having therefore placed boats with flags at a graplin under the edges of the shoals, I led in with the Acasta, followed by the Penelope and transports, ..."

3. Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania: From the Organization to by Pennsylvania Provincial Council (1840)
"one graplin, (being the residue of the Goods saved out of the foresaid Vessels & here imported) in the Hands of sundry persons in the City of Philada., ..."

4. A Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises by Richard Jeffry Cleveland (1843)
"The breeze then left us, and having a contrary current, we let run the graplin, in twenty fathoms ; and lay till five PM, when there came a light breeze ..."

5. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1910)
"... by this time the Rafts had burnt out, a boat was then sent from each Ship with a graplin & Chain to fasten to one end of the Raft and through it length ..."

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