Etymology
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grappler (n.)

1620s, "a grappling hook," agent noun from grapple (v.). Of a person, by 1832.

updated on April 16, 2015

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Definitions of grappler from WordNet

grappler (n.)
combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground;
Synonyms: wrestler / matman
grappler (n.)
a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope;
Synonyms: grapnel / grapple / grappling hook / grappling iron
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