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grapple

Tools any form of hook or metal instrument by which something is secured, such as a grapnel

grapple

[′grap·əl]
(design engineering)

grapple

A clamshell, 2 which has three or more jaws; especially suitable for handling rocks such as rip rap.

GRAPPLE

GRAPh Processing LanguagE. 1968.

["A Directed Graph Representation for Computer Simulation of Belief Systems", L.G. Tesler et al, Math Biosciences 2:19-40 (1968)].
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