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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A light anchor for small boats; A tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding.

Usage examples (37)
  • And don't forget - we'd have to send up some kind of grapnel as well, if we want the end to stay up there. '
  • "Oh! we call a small kind of grapnel, or four-armed anchor, a creeper," said Will.
  • Presently a magnetic grapnel clanked against our hull.
  • The grapnel carried is fitted to a short length of rope. for more
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