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Related to grapnels: kedge anchor
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
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.
An anchor with four or five hooks used for dragging the bottom or for anchorage.