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Definition of grapnel:

  1. A small anchor, with four or five flukes or claws, used to hold boats or small vessels; hence, any instrument designed to grapple or hold; a grappling iron; a grab; - written also grapline, and crapnel.

Synonyms:

wrestle, grappling hook, clamshell, wrestler, wrestling, hand-to-hand struggle, grappling iron, matman, grappler, grapnel anchor, grapple, grappling.

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