grapnel

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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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Plan procedures for dynamic entries into buildings and vertical envelopment, which require prepared special demolition charges (see FM 90-10-1, Change 1), expedient assault ladders, and climbing grapnels.
Detection--using various kinds of equipment, such as probes, types of mine detectors, and grapnels.