tentacle
1. [ noun ] something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp
Examples:

"caught in the tentacles of organized crime"

Related terms: grip
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals used for feeling or grasping or locomotion
Related terms: process antenna barbel
Similar spelling:   tentacled
  tentacular
  Tentaculata