grappling hook
noun Date: 1581 a hook usually with multiple prongs that is typically attached to a rope and is used for grabbing, grappling, or gripping — called also grappling iron

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  • grappling hook — 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… …   English dictionary

  • grappling hook — (also grappling iron) ► NOUN ▪ a device with iron claws, attached to a rope and used for dragging or grasping …   English terms dictionary

  • Grappling hook — In grappling or wrestling the term hook refers to an arm or leg position designed to help control an opponent. A grappling hook is a hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown or projected a distance, where its hooks will engage with the… …   Wikipedia

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

  • grappling hook — /ˈgræplɪŋ huk/ (say grapling hook) noun → grapnel (def. 1). Also, grappling iron …   Australian English dictionary

  • grappling-hook — 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 hook — (also grappling iron) noun a device with iron claws, attached to a rope and used for dragging or grasping …   English new terms dictionary

  • grappling hook — noun A type of hook attached to a line and designed to be thrown at a target (e.g. rigging of an enemy ship) for the purpose of catching hold of it …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Hook — may refer to:Tools, hardware and fasteners* Cabin hook, a hooked bar that engages into an eye screw, used on doors * Fish hook, a device used to catch fish * Grappling hook, a hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown and snagged on a target …   Wikipedia

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