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marlinespike

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noun mar·line·spike \ˈmär-lən-ˌspīk\

Definition of marlinespike

  1. :  a tool (as of wood or iron) that tapers to a point and is used to separate strands of rope or wire (as in splicing)



1539

First Known Use of marlinespike

1539

Variants of marlinespike

also

marlinspike

Rhymes with marlinespike

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