verb (used without object), grap·pled, grap·pling.
verb (used with object), grap·pled, grap·pling.
Words nearby grapple
Origin of grapple
OTHER WORDS FROM grapplegrap·pler, nounin·ter·grap·ple, verb, in·ter·grap·pled, in·ter·grap·pling.un·grap·pled, adjective
Examples from the Web for grappler
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 grappler
- the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
- a grip or hold