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noun 
  1. (nautical) a device consisting of iron claws, attached to the end of a rope, used for grasping and holding an enemy ship prior to boarding; a grapnel or grappling iron
  2. (uncountable) the act of grappling
  3. a close hand-to-hand struggle
verb (grappl, ing)
  1. (transitive) to seize something and hold it firmly
  2. (intransitive) to use a grapple
  3. (intransitive) to wrestle or tussle

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