grappling

[ grap-ling ]
/ ˈgræp lɪŋ /

noun

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Origin of grappling

First recorded in 1590–1600; grapple + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM grappling

un·grap·pling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grappling

grappling
/ (ˈɡræplɪŋ) /

noun

the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
a hook used for securing something
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