Tag: handspike (iron)

Wikpedia says: A handspike is a [wood or] metal bar or pipe that is used as a lever for prying or leverage, similar to a crowbar. Handspike is also an archaic term for a bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various other purposes[, such as hand-maneuvering artillery carriages].

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