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Grab (grăb), n. [Ar. & Hind. ghur&ā;b crow, raven, a kind of Arab ship.] (Naut.) A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
Grab (grăb), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Grabbed (grăbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Grabbing.] [Akin to Sw. grabba to grasp. Cf. Grabble, Grapple, Grasp.] To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
Grab, n. 1. A sudden grasp or seizure.
2. An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; -- specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
Grab bag, at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a small sum. [Colloq.] -- Grab game, a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a purse or other piece of property. [Colloq.]