grappler

Definitions of grappler
  1. noun
    combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
    synonyms: matman, wrestler
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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. noun
    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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    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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