grapnel

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman, from Old French grapil, grapin (French grappin).

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Noun[edit]

grapnel (plural grapnels)

  1. (nautical) A small anchor, having more than two flukes, used for anchoring a small vessel.
  2. (nautical) A grappling iron.

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