Definition of Grapnel anchor

1. Noun. A light anchor for small boats.

Exact synonyms: Grapnel
Generic synonyms: Anchor, Ground Tackle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grapnel Anchor

graphotype
graphotypes
graphs
grapier
grapiest
grapiness
grapinesses
graping
graple
graples
graplin
grapline
graplines
graplins
grapnel anchor (current term)
grapnels
grappa
grappas
grappled
grapplehook
grapplehooks
grapplement
grappler
grapplers
grapples
grappling
grappling hook
grappling iron

Literary usage of Grapnel anchor

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1. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"A pyrotechnical combustible attached to a grapnel. Anchor-bar. A large handspike to pry the anchor off the bill-board. Anchor-chock. ..."

2. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"... ИЫ] are Instrument« of Iron to be thrown iuto an Enemy's Ship to catch hold of her grapnel anchor f Grofi» F. la Sort of Anchor for ..."

3. The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: A Compendium Prepared by Officers of the Sudan by Lord Edward Gleichen, Sudan, Edward Gleichen (1905)
"... and on going astern would carry the piece with her; also with light sudd a grapnel anchor fixed to the steamer when going astern was found sufficient to ..."

4. Our Sudan: Its Pyramids and Progress by John Ward (1905)
"... carry the piece with her; also with light sudd a grapnel anchor fixed to the steamer when going astern is sufficient to tear away the piece. ..."

5. Exhibition ...: Hebron city of the patriarchs : list of exhibits at the by Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, Ruth Lehrer, A. Harold Fisch, Murray Roston (1865)
"Howes' Patent grapnel anchor. This Anchor has no stock, and resembles a common grapnel with four flukes or arms. These arms are so arranged as to ..."

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