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grapple

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

[′grap·əl]
(design engineering)
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grapple

A clamshell, 2 which has three or more jaws; especially suitable for handling rocks such as rip rap.
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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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They encountered, grappled, and fell to the earth together.
Esquivel said that Avenido and the policeman grappled for the firearm leading to the shooting of the suspect.
Heavy snow caused travel disruption to airports and roads as the country again grappled with the impact of wintry weather.
at Eathorpe VIllage Hall tomorrow for a play based on the life of Shirley Crabtree - aka Big Banger grappled the 23-stone man mountain more than 700 times and grudgingly played the fall guy on most of them, but he won't be thrown out the ring this time.
Daniel Keatings claimed silver in the all-round gymnastics, while Viorel Ekto grappled his way to a bronze
ALABAMA (CyHAN)- A few hours after it was grappled by the crew onboard the International Space Station with the Canadarm2 robotic arm, Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft was installed on the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, where it will remain for more than a month while the crew transfers the 1.5 tons of provisions and experiments delivered to the station by Cygnus.