grappin

FrenchEdit

 
grappin

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French grappin, from Old French grapin (hook) (compare Old French grappil (a ship's grapple)), from grape, grappe, crape (hook), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *krappō (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (hook), *gremb- (crooked, uneven), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, bend, twist). More at grapple.

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NounEdit

grappin m (plural grappins)

  1. grappling hook (a type of hook)
  2. grappling irons
  3. grapple
  4. (slang) mitt, hand

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