Definitions for grappler

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grap•pleˈgræp əl(v.; n.)-pled, -pling

  1. (v.i.)to hold or make fast to something, as with a grapple.

  2. to engage in a struggle or close encounter:

    wrestlers grappling.

  3. to try to overcome or deal:

    to grapple with a problem.

  4. (v.t.)to seize or hold with or as if with a grapple.

  5. Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: grapnel (def. 1). 1

  6. a seizing or gripping.

  7. a grip or close hold.

  8. a hand-to-hand fight.

Origin of grapple:

1520–30; appar. a freq. of OE gegrǣppian to seize; associated with grapnel


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrestler, grappler, matman(noun)

    combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground

  2. grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron(noun)

    a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope


  1. grappler(Noun)

    Agent noun of grapple; one who grapples.

  2. grappler(Noun)

    A wrestler; one who fights by wrestling.


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