Marline spike - definition of Marline spike by The Free Dictionary
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|(Naut.) ||an iron tool tapering to a point, used to separate the strands of a rope in splicing and in marling. It has an eye in the thick end to which a lanyard is attached. See Fid.|
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.