gavelock

gavelock

(ˈɡævələk)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a spear or javelin
2. (Tools) an iron crowbar
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In its entry for gavelock, OED comments that gafeluc has the regular form for a diminutive of Old English gafel |fork', but that evidence to confirm that the word meant a |forked' weapon is lacking.