dock spike

noun

: a spike usually from 6 inches to 2 feet in length and from ¹/₂ inch to 1 inch square in section with a wedge-shaped point and often barbed like a rag bolt

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“Dock spike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dock%20spike. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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