handspike

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a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever

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The crew fought desperately with knives, handspikes, and whatever weapon they could seize upon in the moment of surprise.
Then he rapped on the door with a bit of stick like a handspike that he carried, and when my father appeared, called roughly for a glass of rum.
First mate angry, said it was folly, and to yield to such foolish ideas would demoralise the men, said he would engage to keep them out of trouble with the handspike.
His prompt reply to all complaints and remonstrances was--the butt-end of a handspike, so convincingly administered as effectually to silence the aggrieved party.
The unique dance is a subtle blend of Morris, country and rapper dance, using Calder and Hebble handspikes instead of traditional two-handled swords.