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handspike

[hand-spahyk] /ˈhændˌspaɪk/
noun
1.
a bar used as a lever.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Dutch handspaak (see hand, spoke2), with -spaak replaced by spike1
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  • He was promptly knocked down with a handspike, and the flag captured.
  • Using the axe was the first thing to be learned, and then the handspike in the logging field.
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handspike

/ˈhændˌspaɪk/
noun
1.
a bar or length of pipe used as a lever
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