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
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Translations

marlinspike

nMarlspieker m, → Splisseisen nt
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