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

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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 Another held a series of grappling hook swings over a boiling underground lake. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Far Cry 5 review: Five steps back," 27 Mar. 2018 Some are topped by round tubes, which are less vulnerable to grappling hooks than sharp edges. Washington Post, "Hammers, axes will help test Trump border wall prototypes," 26 Oct. 2017

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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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