Noun(1) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope(2) a light anchor for small boats
(1) Instantly dazzled, I scurry along to the top of a bed at the very end, by the corner, where a petrol lamp jingles unnoticed from a ceiling grapnel .(2) This proved invaluable for accurately plotting the outline of the wreck and positioning our grapnel line exactly where we wanted it.(3) Additionally I have found that the typical grapnel often does not provide sufficient holding power.(4) With the grapnel and rope attached to its antlers the animal struggles to get loose and breaks the rope, but not before it pulls the hydrofloat over to a wooden dock.(5) The skipper rigs a 45m line with a grapnel to place it as close to the bridge as possible.(6) Furthermore, the weight of the inertia parts unnecessarily increases the weight of the whole grapnel .(7) The collapsible grapnel is a hand-thrown grapnel hook that is used for climbing, removing mines and other objects, and pulling concertina and barbed wire obstacles.(8) To ensure that the shotline remains in one place, a folding grapnel anchor of the type commonly used by small boats in areas where a sand anchor will not hold is ideal.(9) This entails digging down around the mine so that a grapnel can be attached and the mine pulled out of the ground my men under cover.(10) They would have three good ships for cutting grapnels and holding grapnels, so that they could buoy and lift the cable in three parts.(11) A fresh wind was blowing so that it was impossible to work from a small boat tightly strained between two grapnels , in which manner the Norwegian current measurements were generally taken.(12) It allows anchoring at great depths with grapnels or other types of anchors and facilitates their recovery.(13) Several grapnels were hurled onto the deck from the patrol boat, latching onto to side rails and other parts of the hull.(14) A wide variety of chain/wire chasers and grapnels are available, in addition to those illustrated below.(15) Many of the grapnels never reached the top because they were soaked and too heavy.(16) To obviate this, grapnels have been devised which, simultaneously with hooking the cable, will cut it and hold the desired end.
1. grappling iron ::
2. grappling hook ::
4. grapple ::
Different Formsgrapnel, grapnels
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