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
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
As darkness was coming on, we did not stop to examine them, but steamed on towards Port Grappler, where we anchored for the night.Cruise of the 'Alert'|R. W. Coppinger
I was at Plymouth dreading to hear of him; he sent in letters, but the Grappler was under orders for Portsmouth.Persuasion|Jane Austen
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
I saw it strike the cable steamship Grappler broadside on and capsize her.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
British Dictionary definitions for grapple
- the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
- a grip or hold