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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope;
[syn: grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grappling \Grap"pling\, n. 1. A laying fast ho1d of; also, that by which anything is seized and held, a grapnel. [1913 Webster] 2. A grapple; a struggle. A match for yards in fight, in grappling for the bear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Grappling iron, a hooked iron used for grappling and holding fast a vessel or other object. Grappling tongs, broad-mouthed tongs for gathering oysters. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grappling iron n 1: a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope [syn: grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron]