grappin

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French[edit]

grappin

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French grapin (hook) (compare Old French grappil (a ship's grapple)), from Old French grape, grappe, crape (hook), of Germanic origin, from Old Low Frankish *krappo (hook), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappą (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (hook), *gremb- (crooked, uneven), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, bend, twist). More at grapple.

Noun[edit]

grappin m (plural grappins)

  1. grappling hook (a type of hook)
  2. grappling irons
  3. grapple
  4. (slang) mitt, hand

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