Definition of Grapnels

1. Noun. (plural of grapnel) ¹



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Definition of Grapnels

1. grapnel [n] - See also: grapnel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grapnels

graphotypes
graphs
grapier
grapiest
grapiness
grapinesses
graping
graple
graples
graplin
grapline
graplines
graplins
grapnel anchor
grapnels (current term)
grappa
grappas
grappled
grapplehook
grapplehooks
grapplement
grappler
grapplers
grapples
grappling
grappling hook
grappling iron
grappling irons

Literary usage of Grapnels

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1. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"To pass, where lies less booty to his hands : He Roman carracks mainly falls aboard. Then grapnels hurled-out; ..."

2. The Life Story of Sir Charles Tilston Bright, Civil Engineer: Which is by Charles Bright, Edward Brailsford Bright (1908)
"For the purpose of grappling the cable, twenty miles of rope were manufactured, which was constituted of forty- BUOYS, grapnels, MUSHROOMS—AND MEN nine iron ..."

3. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1884)
"And if the cable is cut at some point not far westward of the westernmost of the grapnels, there can be no doubt but it could be lifted with great ease by ..."

4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History and Politics of the Year (1853)
"The grapnels were out, and it was thought they would lay hold by the ... The grapnels seem to have cleared the first field on the slope of the hill, ..."

5. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1866)
"And if the cable is cut at some point not far westward of the westernmost of the grapnels, there can be no doubt but it could be lifted with great ease by ..."

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