grapple shot

noun

Definition of grapple shot

: a projectile used in lifesaving that has hinged claws designed to catch in a ship's rigging or to hold in the ground

called also anchor shot

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“Grapple shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grapple%20shot. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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