spike tub

noun

: a tub for blubber on a whaling ship

Word History

Etymology

spike (alteration of speck entry 4) + tub

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“Spike tub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spike%20tub. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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