Definition of handspike in English:

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handspike

Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)spʌɪk/

noun

historical
A wooden rod with an iron tip, used as a lever on board ship and by artillery soldiers.
Example sentences
  • 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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