marlinspike

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mar·line·spike

also mar·lin·spike  (mär′lĭn-spīk′) or mar·ling·spike (-lĭng-spīk′)
n. Nautical
A pointed metal spike, used to separate strands of rope or wire in splicing.
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Noun1.marlinspike - a pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)marlinspike - a pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
Translations

marlinspike

nMarlspieker m, → Splisseisen nt
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Sometimes, in the middle of a covert operation or a terrorist heist, a beautiful girl would come along and briefly win the hero's heart, before he had to shove his feelings back in the glove compartment, pick up a marlin spike and 1,000 rounds of ammunition and save the world -- while making the occasional wisecrack.
Like a Swiss army knife, the most useful versions also contain a shackle key and marlin spike.
'Steak and Kidney, seven-and-a-tanner's-worth, a little bit of chicken on a marlin spike, 'Hutch and Ted Ray at the Metropolitan are doing rather better than at Heckmondwike.
These include a Marlin spike, two Gerber hatchets, a pair of Bynolt binoculars, a pair of night vision binoculars and a steering hatch tool.