- a grapnel.
Origin of grappling iron
Related Words for grappling ironmainstay, grip, hold, defense, safeguard, support, comfort, stay, hook, fastener, protection, bower, ballast, security, foothold, pillar, mooring, staff, grapnel, kedge
Examples from the Web for grappling iron
Historical Examples of grappling iron
If only he would come near enough for me to get the grappling-iron into him!Timar's Two Worlds
You haven't thrown your grappling-iron on a worthless building.The Chouans
Honore de Balzac
This is incorrect; it was not the grappling-iron, but the other (inland) end of the lever which was brought down to the ground.Helps to Latin Translation at Sight
Grapnel, grap′nel, n. a small anchor with several claws or arms: a grappling-iron.
Then she fastened a collar around his neck, to which there was attached a grappling-iron.A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder
James De Mille
- a grapnel, esp one used for securing ships