grapnel


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Synonyms for grapnel

a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding

a light anchor for small boats

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In another second he was cowering in the bottom of the car, and released from the weight of the grapnel and the two ropes, rushing up once more through the air.
the purpose of this contract is the provision and disposal of skips, The provision and disposal of compactors, Grapnel collection at some 20 sites in the territory.
> Carry a weighted claw or grapnel anchor in addition to an anchor stick.
As well as the installation and trenching of 91 cables - with a combined length of 106 km - the Race Bank contract includes the route engineering, pre-lay grapnel run operations, installation of cable protection system and messenger wires.
As well as the installation and trenching of 91 cables -- with a combined length of 106 km -- the Race Bank contract includes the route engineering, pre-lay grapnel run operations, installation of cable protection system and messenger wires.
Across: 1 Blanes 5 Iwo Jima 10 Vermont 11 Le Mans 12 Helm 13 Gecko 14 Oman 15 Egrets 17 Mindoro 19 Baghdad 21 Shekel 22 Yaws 24 Sisal 25 Souk 27 Strata 28 Russian 29 Grapnel 30 Afloat.
Batman, who is controlled by the player, gets some of the best gadgets like Cryptographic Sequencer, Batclaw, Batarang, Smoke Pellets, Disruptor, Grapnel Accelerator, Remote Claw, Shock Gloves, Concussion Detonator and many more.
10-foot sailboat, $200 4 yards heavy canvas fabric, $15 a yard 4 pieces 1/2" metal conduit, N/A 50 two-piece snaps, $12 4 cans flat green spray paint with plastic adhesion, $24 1 three-foot 2x6 pine, N/A 36 inches black foam pipe insulation, N/A 2 pieces CDX plywood ripped 20x3, N/A 4 pieces 1"x3"x8' pine, $20 2 pieces 4x4 wood blocks (screw two 2x4s together), N/A 1 can household spray foam, $7 1 plastic marine battery tray, $20 1 piece 2"x4"x41 pine for dog seat, N/A 1 piece 1"x2"x4' pine for dog seat, N/A 1 piece nylon shade cloth 24"x24", N/A 5 yards camouflage fabric, $16 a yard 1 marine battery (optional) 1 28-pound thrust trolling motor (optional) 12 feet six-gauge marine wire, $24 1 paddle or push pole, $30 2 folding grapnel anchors and line, $40 RELATED ARTICLE: MATERIALS LIST
In the case of 8 words there is a third possibility of borrowing from (High) German: ankur 'cask', kahvel 'gaff, pootshaak 'boat hook', pootsman 'boatswain', tali 'pulley', toppa-(ma) 'to stuff', tragi 'grapnel'.
I drag like a grapnel over the world's floor everything catches that I don' t need.
Somali pirates fired grapnel hooks from their bouncing speedboats high onto the deck of the massive, lumbering ship, and ascended rope ladders with automatic weapons strapped to their backs--the hijacking of the Sirius Star was underway.
The Grapnel (E) is small and easy to stow, which makes it a frequent choice for small vessels and open boats.
Each kit strings together four dozen blocks into gang rigs of a dozen each, including more than enough line, four anchor line spring clips, four three-pound folding grapnel anchors, a rope winder and 36 gang rig drops that permit easy swap-out of decoys and prevent tangling.
Personally speaking, it wasn't asking my sapper buddy how to throw a grapnel hook, but realizing how familiar he was with the tactical details of its employment, that was most memorable.
Maritime and security experts said the pirates had approached the ULCC from the stern in speed-boats and thrown grapnel hooks tied to rope ladders, most likely boarding unopposed as the ship cruised on auto-pilot with nobody keeping watch on the bridge.