grappler

Primary Meanings of grappler

1.
n
combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
2.
n
a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
Full Definitions of grappler
1

n combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground

Synonyms:
matman, wrestler
Types:
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bantamweight
weighs 115-126 pounds
featherweight
weighs 126-139 pounds
flyweight
weighs no more than 115 pounds
heavyweight
a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
light heavyweight
a wrestler who weighs 192-214 pounds
lightweight
a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
middleweight
a wrestler who weighs 172-192 pounds
sumo wrestler
a wrestler who participates in sumo (a Japanese form of wrestling)
welterweight
a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
Type of:
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
someone who fights (or is fighting)
2

n a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

Synonyms:
grapnel, grapple, grappling hook, grappling iron
Types:
crampon, crampoon
a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects
Type of:
tool
an implement used in the practice of a vocation

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