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See definition of grapnel on Dictionary.com
  • as inanchor
  • as inclaw
  • as ingrip
  • as inhook

synonyms for grapnel

  • mainstay
  • ballast
  • bower
  • comfort
  • defense
  • fastener
  • foothold
  • grip
  • hold
  • hook
  • mooring
  • pillar
  • protection
  • safeguard
  • security
  • staff
  • stay
  • support
  • grappling iron
  • kedge
  • mud hook

antonyms for grapnel

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      How to use grapnel in a sentence

      (←) n general term for fish net, grapnel dragged along the bottom.
      A DICTIONARY OF CEBUANO VISAYANJOHN U. WOLFF
      They slept fairly and, at daybreak, got up the grapnel and hoisted the sail again.
      UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMANDG. A. HENTY
      Or, by the accidental use of a grapnel, they would chance to fish up some bottles of valuable "bay-oil" from the bottom.
      BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
      I found landing impracticable and therefore came to a grapnel, in hopes of their coming to us, for we had passed several fires.
      A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAWILLIAM BLIGH
      Our grapnel was foul but Providence here assisted us; the fluke broke and we got to our oars and pulled to sea.
      A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAWILLIAM BLIGH
      It was already afloat, but riding quite safely to a rope and a little grapnel, which she proceeded to haul in.
      THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
      Meantime, the grapnel-iron has been lowered, and dangling down at the end of a strong rope of a hundred and fifty feet long.
      HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
      He dropped his grapnel, as soon as he found the Ark had drifted in a line that was directly to windward of the rock.
      THE DEERSLAYERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
      Before midnight we came to a grapnel off the float or Coopang and found here one ship, a ketch and two or three small craft.
      VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
      So slow was the motion of the ship, that my grapnel held, and the entire body of the wreck began to yield to the pressure.
      MILES WALLINGFORDJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO GRAPNEL

      • ballast
      • bower
      • comfort
      • defense
      • fastener
      • foothold
      • grapnel
      • grappling iron
      • grip
      • hold
      • hook
      • kedge
      • mainstay
      • mooring
      • mud hook
      • pillar
      • protection
      • safeguard
      • security
      • staff
      • stay
      • support
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