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grappling iron

, hook
a grapnel, esp one used for securing ships

grappling iron

[′grap·liŋ ‚ī·ərn]
(design engineering)
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There are no NSNs for water, grappling hooks or convoy signs.
According to police, the suspected burglars scaled the school using a grappling hook and managed to get inside through a roof hatch that had been chained down.
Sharing stories allows students to understand where they have been and provides a strong ground to throw their grappling hook from.
WHILE Soldiers in Afghanistan were shimmying down well shafts using ropes and grappling hooks, and crawling through caves looking for weapons caches and holed-up Taliban fighters, three people at a then-experimental Fort Belvoir, Va.
Wright continued, "The helicopter was working the far end picking up bales with its grappling hook while we had our RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) picking up bales at our end.
The list included a diamond hacksaw that could "cut through anything", an ice pick and a 25ft rope with grappling hook, as well as a pin-striped suit, a "down brimmed dark hat (like angler's)" and an "ordinary smoking pipe".
Flu viruses invade human and animal cells by using hemagglutinin (the H in H5N1) as a grappling hook to snag proteins that stud the surfaces of the cells.
With crews and heavy machinery, including an excavator with a grappling hook, Mr.
Others which have been nicked from bobbies include a utility belt, pedal cycle, grappling hook, holdall and batteries.
When the mature virus particle exits one cell to infect a new cell, it perforates the endosomal membrane of the target cell by thrusting in its VP4 spike like a grappling hook.
The Reverend Williams arrived after several unsuccessful attempts had been made to launch a boat and, ignoring the mountainous seas, rode a horse into the surf and drew near enough to throw a grappling hook over the smack's bowsprit.
A fun weapon is the grappling hook, which Rico can use to latch onto any vehicle -- land, sea or air.