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Handspike definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAND'SPIKE, n. A wooden bar, used with the hand as a lever, for various purposes, as in raising weights, heaving about a windlass, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Dutch handspaak, from hand hand + spaak pole; akin to Old English sp?ca spoke Date: 1615 a bar used as a lever

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a wooden rod shod with iron, used on board ship and by artillery soldiers.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Handspike Hand"spike`, n. A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.




 


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