grap·​pling | \ ˈgra-p(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce grappling (audio) \

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Shoot a grappling hook directly from your perspective, tap gamepad buttons to make your hero jump on its wire, then bob your head to raise the wire higher. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 The high points: There’s a grappling hook, and also a sword. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Battlefield V teases its battle royale mode, Deep Silver acquires TimeSplitters," 17 Aug. 2018 The gameplay sequence confirms that Doom Eternal will further emphasize movement and explosive weaponry, and the most noticeable change comes from a new super shotgun that doubles as a grappling hook. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Doom Eternal ushers in idTech 7, bloody new powers," 10 Aug. 2018 Blackout also adds quite a few features from the main multiplayer mode, including mechanical grappling hooks, deployable shields, and RC cars for remote scouting. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Black Ops 4 merges Fortnite and PUBG into the best Call of Duty in years," 19 Oct. 2018 There were some fun variations; the grappling hook could be used not just to propel Rico around, but to tie objects or enemies to each other. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "How Just Cause 4’s tornado works, and a glimpse at all the chaos you cause," 14 June 2018 Their ideas—a grappling hook, new mystical combo-attack powers, coming back from the dead—might be a true answer to Tecmo's Souls-like game Nioh. Kyle Orland, Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The top ten games from E3 2018," 19 June 2018 Collectively known as Ringkampf, the duo offers the perfect combination of WALTER’s power mixed with Thatcher’s mat-based grappling. Justin Barrasso,, "Week in Wrestling: John Cena on What Made WrestleMania 34 Special, His New Animated Series," 30 May 2018 Against the Rangers on Feb. 18, Gostisbehere received his first fighting major for a grappling match with Pavel Buchnevich. Sam Donnellon,, "New Flyer Johnny Oduya's arrival delayed," 28 Feb. 2018

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1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grappling was in 1582

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