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Definition of Grapline
1. graplin [n -S] - See also: graplin
Lexicographical Neighbors of Grapline
Literary usage of Grapline
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Confederate States Navy from Its Organization to the by John Thomas Scharf (1894)
"John Berry, with grapline; John Cronan, with grapline. There were on this one steamer 46 men assigned to the work outlined in Secretary Mallory's ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Chaucer. grapline (grap'lin), п. \<!!••'.. same as grapnel, 3. ... Also grapline. After thia a canoe was left fixed to a grapnel In the middle of the ..."
3. The journal of an oriental voyage, in his majesty's ship Africaine by Richard Blakeney (1841)
"Our boat now laboured very much and shipped some heavy seas ; we carefully broached too, and let go the grapline, but did not get bottom; ..."
4. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"grapline or Grapnel.—A mechanical device having six arms shaped like an anchor, used to grasp things in deep water. ..."