grappling iron
noun see grappling hook

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • grappling iron — UK [ˈɡræp(ə)lɪŋ ˌaɪə(r)n] / US [ˈɡræp(ə)lɪŋ ˌaɪrn] or grappling hook UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grappling iron : singular grappling iron plural grappling irons Word forms grappling hook : singular grappling hook plural grappling hooks an …   English dictionary

  • Grappling iron — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grappling iron — grappling .iron also grappling .hook n an iron tool with several hooks that you tie to a rope and use to hold a boat still, look for objects on the bottom of a river etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grappling iron — noun a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope • Syn: ↑grapnel, ↑grapple, ↑grappler, ↑grappling hook • Hypernyms: ↑tool • Hyponyms: ↑crampon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • grappling iron — grap|pling i|ron [ græplıŋ ,aırn ] or grappling ,hook noun count an iron object with hooks that you tie to the end of a rope and use for holding the rope in place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grappling iron — also grappling hook noun (C) an iron tool with several hooks that you tie to a rope and use to hold a boat still, look for objects on the bottom of a river etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grappling-iron — grappˈling iron or grappˈling hook noun 1. An instrument for grappling 2. A large grapnel for seizing hostile ships in naval engagements (historical) • • • Main Entry: ↑grapple …   Useful english dictionary

  • grappling iron — a grapnel. Also called grappling hook. [1530 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • grappling iron — noun A metal hook, attached to the end of a line, used to hold two ships together …   Wiktionary

  • grappling iron — grap′pling i′ron n. naut. grapnel Also called grap′pling hook …   From formal English to slang

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