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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing).

Usage examples (29)
  • For every thumb was a marlinespike and every finger a fid
  • Ronica nodded at Rache, but did not put down the marlinespike.
  • She kept hold of the marlinespike, but her wrists quivered, and she lowered it.
  • It had been Captain Vestrit's conceit to keep a marlinespike on the corner of his desk. for more
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