verb (used without object), grap·pled, grap·pling.
verb (used with object), grap·pled, grap·pling.
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Origin of grapple
OTHER WORDS FROM grapplegrappler, nounin·ter·grap·ple, verb, in·ter·grap·pled, in·ter·grap·pling.un·grap·pled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for grapple
I was at Plymouth dreading to hear of him; he sent in letters, but the Grappler was under orders for Portsmouth.Persuasion|Jane Austen
When Timéa looked out of the cabin window, she only saw that Timar stood at the bow with a grappler in his hand.Timar's Two Worlds|Mr Jkai
I saw it strike the cable steamship Grappler broadside on and capsize her.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
At six, A.M., December 30th, all was in readiness for the Grappler to leave the harbour.Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849|William O. S. Gilly
British Dictionary definitions for grapple
- the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
- a grip or hold