marlinspike marlinspike

Definition(s):

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

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  • At Quonset they are boning up on Naval custom, procedure, tradition, by the time they don their stripes should be able to tell a fid from a marlinspike.

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