grappling iron


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grappling iron

, hook
a grapnel, esp one used for securing ships
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grappling iron

[′grap·liŋ ‚ī·ərn]
(design engineering)
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He declined to answer questions about the grappling iron, where he went, the escape plan and whether he had any help.
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