grappling iron

a grapnel.
Also called grappling hook.

1530–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
grappling iron or grappling hook
a grapnel, esp one used for securing ships
grappling hook or grappling hook

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Example sentences
One hour later the body was re covered with grappling iron and brought to the city at night.
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