Definition of grapple

Definition of grapple
  1. grapple Verb to seize something and hold it firmly
  2. grapple Verb to ponder and intensely evaluate a problem; normally used with "with".
  3. grapple Verb to use a grapple
  4. grapple Verb to wrestle or tussle
  5. grapple Noun 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
  6. grapple Noun the act of grappling
  7. grapple Noun a close hand-to-hand struggle
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