Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: handspike
Handspike: One of several wooden levers used to turn a windlass or capstan. One end was rectangular or square and would fit into a slot or hole in the barrel of a windlass or capstan. Was also used whenever a sturdy lever was required for any other purposes.
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