Handspike definitions

hănd'spīk'
A bar used as a lever.
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A heavy bar used as a lever, as in turning a capstan.
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A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.
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Origin of handspike

Alteration of Dutch handspaak hand hand (from Middle Dutch hant) spaak spoke (from Middle Dutch spāke stick)