Definition of grappling

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