dock spike


Definition of dock spike

: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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