grappling hook


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grappling hook a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
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In literature:

At an unspoken signal the launch moved in until a sailor in the bow could hurl upward an iron grappling hook.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
The seine was then moored, that is, secured by grappling hooks.
"Michael Penguyne" by William H. G. Kingston
He had got over the outer wall by means of a rope with a grappling-hook fastened to it, which he had thrown up from the canal.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
This I took hold of, and bent into the shape of a grappling-hook.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
The French galley was seized with grappling irons and hooked on to the English broadside.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
But keep away from the grappling hooks so's not to let 'em get hold of you.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
And as we laid out on the next tack to windward, I bent a piece of line to a small grappling hook I had seen lying in the bail-hole.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
He got to the roof by means of a rope and grappling hook.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
Stand by with the grappling-hooks.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
He made, it would seem, few new friends, though he grappled his old ones as 'with hooks of steel.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
When all had ascended, the hook was grappled upon the inner shelf of the coping, and they let themselves down.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Selecting this spot as a favorable one, he had flung the grappling-hook over the eaves.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
And, if the grappling hooks from one of these got hold of us, there would be little hope of escape, or of saving ourselves.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
Nevertheless, they have not let lie unused the best grappling-hook by which the boy might be caught and held.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
Grappling-hooks were sent for and the body was soon recovered.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
The others hooked grapples onto the jeep, and when it was secure, leaped for safety themselves.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
Lastly from forged pieces they fired half-ounce bullets, double, single, and half-hooks, or grappling irons.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
I raised the boat-hook, and with it grappled the bush above me.
"The Treasure of the Tigris" by A. F. Mockler Ferryman
Examine this grappling apparatus with one fourth inch power and with the needles hook the wings together and pull them apart.
"Through a Microscope" by Samuel Wells
But it was felt that the party was not required to grapple the latter to its breast with hooks of steel.
"Chippinge Borough" by Stanley J. Weyman

In news:

Tooth's last show, with Grappling Hook .
SOS Green Team co-ordinator Chris Pearce by the Seine River with a grappling hook.
Grappling -hooked in Mexico City.
Tooth's last show, with Grappling Hook.
Pneumatic Grappling Hook to Enable Robot Locomotion.
Comic book-inspired technology tends to be awesome, and Shigeo Hirose's pneumatic grappling hook doesn't disappoint.