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Synonyms for marlinspike

a pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)

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Combining an effective knife with marlin spike, screwdriver and a sturdy shackle key, it also looks great with the routed Gill logo - providing both style and a practical extra grip on the handle.
The court heard that Buckley had admitted trying to get into Mr Eastham's cabin using a marlin spike. She also admitted using a knife to slash some of Mr Eastham's clothing, the court heard.
The jury was told Buckley had armed herself with a marlin spike and a knife during an argument with Mr Eastham.
The time and effort I have spent learning how to sail has paid many dividends on my Boatswain's Mate advancement exams in the area of Small Boat Handling, Marlin Spike Seamanship, Navigation, and many other areas.
The jury was told Buckley armed herself with marlin spike and knife during an argument with Mr Eastham.