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mar·line·spikealso mar·lin·spike (mär′lĭn-spīk′) or mar·ling·spike (-lĭng-spīk′)
A pointed metal spike, used to separate strands of rope or wire in splicing.
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|Noun||1.||marlingspike - 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
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