[grap-nl] /ˈgræp nl/
a device consisting essentially of one or more hooks or clamps, for grasping or holding something; grapple; grappling iron.
a small anchor with three or more flukes, used for grappling or dragging or for anchoring a small boat, as a skiff.
a device with a multiple hook at one end and attached to a rope, which is thrown or hooked over a firm mooring to secure an object attached to the other end of the rope
a light anchor for small boats
“small hook,” late 14c., Anglo-French diminutive of grapon, from Old French grapil, grapin “hook,” diminutive of grape “hook” (see grape). Earlier form was grapel (see grapple).
[grahp-pah] /ˈgrɑp pɑ/ noun 1. an unaged brandy, originally from Italy, distilled from the pomace of a wine press. /ˈɡræpə/ noun 1. a spirit distilled from the fermented remains of grapes after pressing n. “brandy distilled from the residue of wine-making,” 1893, from Italian grappa, literally “grapes” (see grape).
/ɡrəˈpɛlɪ/ noun 1. Stéphane (ˈstɛfən) 1908–97, French jazz violinist: with Django Reinhardt, he led the Quintet of the Hot Club of France between 1934 and 1939
[grap-ee-ey] /ˈgræp iˌeɪ/ noun 1. a by-product of the calcination of hydraulic lime, having similar properties and made from ground, unslaked lumps.
[grap-uh l] /ˈgræp əl/ verb (used without object), grappled, grappling. 1. to hold or make fast to something, as with a grapple. 2. to use a grapple. 3. to seize another, or each other, in a firm grip, as in wrestling; clinch. 4. to engage in a struggle or close encounter (usually followed by with): […]