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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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Our soldiers committed to the MOUT fight will be aided by the launched grapnel hook and midsized riot control disperser--already in service as earlier SEP successes--and by the infantryman's wall breaching kit, an FY 03 new-start program.
This was done so that equal lengths of cable would hang from either side of an 800-pound grapnel lowered from the ship to snag and retrieve the cable--just the way you would pick up and balance a strand of spaghetti on a fork tine.
Tanner was primarily responsible for selecting and installing--and in some cases personally designing--the trawl nets, rake and grapnel dredges, tangles, surface nets, and other collecting devices, as well as the ship's thermometers, salinometers, and sounding equipment (Fig.
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.
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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.
The four-and-a half-foot grapnel, a small four-pronged anchor, has been resting loosely in the sand on the ocean's bottom and was considered too vulnerable to leave exposed to possible storms until the full-scale expedition, according to state officials.
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