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grapnel

1. a device with a multiple hook at one end and attached to a rope, which is thrown or hooked over a firm mooring to secure an object attached to the other end of the rope
2. a light anchor for small boats

grapnel

[′grap·nəl]
(design engineering)
An implement with claws used to recover a lost core, drill fittings, and junk from a borehole or for other grappling operations. Also known as grapple.
(naval architecture)
An anchor with four or five hooks used for dragging the bottom or for anchorage.
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A team of NC Department of Cultural Resources archaeologists and conservators raised the grapnel on October 21 from the QAR site off Beaufort and the public will have two opportunities on October 22 to see it.
To wit: flatfish with magnets attached to denote mines in coastal waters, frozen clouds fitted with anti-aircraft guns, and anti-aircraft guns equipped to fire grapnel hooks to claw aircraft out of the sky.
Proceeding upriver with "a sharp grapnel and cutter," Tomb led a crew of a dozen Brazilians to find an open passage.
In addition to the installation and trenching of a total of 91 inter-array cables, with a combined length of 106 km, the Race Bank contract scope includes the associated route engineering, pre-lay grapnel run operations, installation of cable protection system and messenger wires.
Some use a soft grapnel anchor whose tines bend if embedded in structure.
All you need is a broomstick handle, tied to several feet of decoy cord (depending on the setup), tipped with 5 inches of surgical tubing and finished with a small D-ring that clips to a kayak grapnel anchor.
Other tools are more specialized and might include a mine probe or a trip wire grapnel with throwing cord or a compass.
Fishermen in set-net fisheries have taken their own steps to reduce this phenomenon leading to a grapnel survey of the seabed on Georges Bank and retrieval of 341 actively fishing ghost nets from 286 tows (Brothers(3)).
With time running out, our luck shifted, the grapnel caught, and we had the sonar system back on deck -- still in working order
Further lending to the authentic cartoon feel of the game is the inclusion of Batman's iconic gadgets such as Batarangs and his Grapnel Gun.
Along with the laying and trenching of a total of 91 inter-array cables, with a total length of 106km, the Race Bank contract also includes related route engineering, pre-lay grapnel run operations, deployment of cable protection system and messenger wires.
Each kit strings together four-dozen blocks into gang rigs of a dozen each, including more than enough line, four anchor line spring clips, four three-pound folding grapnel anchors, a rope winder and 36 gang rig drops that permit easy swap-out of decoys and prevent tangling.