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A bar used as a lever.
[Alteration of Dutch handspaak : hand, hand (from Middle Dutch hant) + spaak, spoke (from Middle Dutch spāke, stick).]
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(Tools) a bar or length of pipe used as a lever
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a bar used as a lever.
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|Noun||1.||handspike - a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever|
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
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