Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of GRAPNEL

Pronunciation:  'grapnl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light anchor for small boats
  2. [n]  a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

GRAPNEL is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: grapnel anchor, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron
 See Also: anchor, claw, crampon, crampoon, ground tackle, hook, tool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grap"nel\, n. [OE. grapenel, dim. fr. F. grappin the
grapple of a ship; of German origin. See {Grape}.] (Naut.)
A small anchor, with four or five flukes or claws, used to
hold boats or small vessels; hence, any instrument designed
to grapple or hold; a grappling iron; a grab; -- written also
grapline, and crapnel.