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  • n  a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
  • n  a light anchor for small boats

  • At some 500 feet the tanker's ejector flung out a grapnel.
  • Diver George Crocker slid down a grapnel line to 370 feet, found that his special mixture of helium and oxygen (to keep nitrogen out of the blood stream, thus forestall bends .
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  • Don't Try To Swing Through Gotham On This Replica Grapnel Gun
    In conjunction with Warner Bros.' upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins , collectible creator NECA has been commissioned to create something special. This prop grapnel gun is spring-loaded and motorized. Probably best to keep it away from the kids. You'll be able to pick it up this fall for $34.99 exclusively at Gamestop. The release date is currently listed as November 11, 2013. Full disclosure: Game ...
    July 19, 2013 - Game Informer
  • NECA Announces Batman: Arkham Origins GameStop USA Exclusive
    National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a world leader in licensed consumer goods, announced today at San Diego Comic-Con a new GameStop USA exclusive item, the Batman: Arkham Origins Grapnel Accessory Prop Replica, modeled directly from the much-anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins video game developed by Warner Bros. Games. The exclusive, set to launch this fall, is available now ...
    July 18, 2013 - PRWeb

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