grappling hook


Definition of grappling hook

: a hook usually with multiple prongs that is typically attached to a rope and is used for grabbing, grappling, or gripping

called also grappling iron

Examples of grappling hook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hydrophones, which Myers and the North Gulf Oceanic Society team recover once each year with a grappling hook or by diving for them, are suspended about 10 feet above the sea floor. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Nov. 2021 Aiden can use over 3000 parkour animations, a grappling hook, a host of melee weapons, and even zombie-like skills himself to contend with the undead. Brittany Vincent, BGR, 31 Oct. 2021 This was a six and a half minute narrated, edited video, showing a mix of cutscenes and in-game action with Master Chief doing cool grappling hook tricks and blowing up Banished bases all over his new open map. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The game’s most notable change is the addition of the grappling hook, which can be picked up in regular spawn locations on the map. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 In 2021, when every other action franchise is integrating a grappling hook, take this as a refresher. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 4 May 2021 There would be a little action figure of himself, with a grappling hook that would actually shoot up, through a spring mechanism. Jack Handey, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 Rise introduces a grappling hook that revolutionizes the series’s plodding movement schemes. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 9 Apr. 2021 Police also found an array of weapons and gear in Miller’s house, prosecutors said, including a grappling hook, ropes, body armor, night vision goggles, a crossbow and arrows, and multiple firearms with ammunition. Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of grappling hook

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grappling hook was in 1581

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26 Nov 2021

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“Grappling hook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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