A wooden rod with an iron tip, used as a lever on board ship and by artillery soldiers.
- Then he rapped on the door with a bit of stick like a handspike that he carried, and when my father appeared, called roughly for a glass of rum.
- The top plate is moveable in the second direction by the second handspike pushing the top plate.
- They swept through the ship with handspikes and hatchets moving with the fury of desperate men.
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