grappling hook

noun

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 With new features like the grappling hook and what appears to be an open-world map, the next chapter of Master Chief’s story will arrive on Xbox Series X and Series S in 2021. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "Your guide to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S," 9 Sep. 2020 Yellow portals can be activated with an apparent lasso, which whips your character from one side of the room to the other—while rendering the nearby geometry in duplicate, as opposed to merely serving as a generic grappling hook. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Incredible Ratchet & Clank gameplay demo reveals PS5’s SSD difference," 27 Aug. 2020 The only thing not practical about Kim and Ron's crime-fighting attire is the grappling hook gun. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "30 Easy DIY Disney Costumes Inspired By Your Favorite Disney Movies," 22 July 2020 Nobody's adding magical warping portals or grappling hooks to the series' authentic, slow-and-sturdy mech-suit locomotion. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "How MechWarrior’s return took me back to the early ‘90s mall in my mind," 10 Dec. 2019 Rather than strut on a stage or descend via grappling hook, West opted for a more natural entrance. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Kanye West's 'Jesus is King' inspires mosh pits, strong emotions at LA preview event," 19 Oct. 2019 Kim Possible & Ron Stoppable The only thing not practical about Kim and Ron's crime-fighting attire is the grappling hook gun. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "13 Disney-Inspired DIY Halloween Costumes for Adults," 24 July 2019 In the early days of these water retrievals, workers were expected to fish them out themselves; LimeBike workers even cobbled together a makeshift grappling hook to snare them. Mark Harris, WIRED, "The Bike Share War Is Shaking Up Seattle Like Nowhere Else," 14 June 2018 Beyond the detailed grit and grime, the headquarters is filled with props of both the automotive and action-adventure variety, including grappling hooks, bullet-proof vests and ammo crates. Matt Cabral, The Hollywood Reporter, "What It's Like Riding with the 'Fast & Furious' Crew at Universal Studios," 5 May 2018

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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“Grappling hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grappling%20hook. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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