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Grappling iron   /grˈæplɪŋ ˈaɪərn/   Listen
Grappling iron

A tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope.  Synonyms: grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook.

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"Grappling iron" Quotes from Famous Books

... King of the Cirodastri. And in maritime warfare he ordered that the ships should have tall masts, and that on their tops there should be a spar fixed [Footnote 6: Compare No. 1115.] of 40 feet long and one third of a foot thick. At one end of this was a small grappling iron and at the other a counterpoise; and there was also attached 12 feet of chain; and, at the end of this chain, as much rope as would reach from the chain to the base of the top, where it was fixed with a small rope; from this base it ran down to ...
— The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete • Leonardo Da Vinci

Words linked to "Grappling iron" :   crampon, tool, hook, crampoon, claw, grappling hook

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