marlinespike definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A pointed metal spike, familiar with split up strands of rope or wire in splicing.
    • A tool, composed of a pointed metal surge, familiar with manipulate the strands of line or cable when splicing
    • Nautical, a pointed iron implement familiar with split the strands of line in splicing, so that as a lever in putting on seizings, etc. In addition written marlinspike and marlingspike.
    • A j├Ąger, a species of Stercorarius: so named (by sailors) from long pointed center tail-feathers.
    • a pointed metal hand device that is used to separate your lives strands of a rope or cable (such as splicing)

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