- marlinspike (also marlinespike) ► NOUN ▪ a pointed metal tool used by sailors to separate strands of rope or wire.ORIGIN from marl «fasten with marline» (rope made of two strands), from Dutch marlen 'keep binding' .
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marlinspike — (n.) pointed iron tool used by sailors to separate strands of rope, 1620s, from SPIKE (Cf. spike) (n.) + M.Du. marlijn small cord, from marlen to fasten or secure (a sail), probably frequentative of M.Du. maren to tie, moor (see MOOR (Cf. moor)… … Etymology dictionary
Marlinspike — For other uses, see Marlinspike (disambiguation). A typical marlinspike with a lanyard … Wikipedia
marlinspike — noun see marlinespike … New Collegiate Dictionary
marlinspike — (also marlinespike) noun a pointed metal tool used by sailors to separate strands of rope or wire. Origin C17: from marl fasten with marline (from Du. marlen keep binding ) + spike1 … English new terms dictionary
marlinspike — n. pointed tool used to separate strands of rope and for other purposes … Dictionary of difficult words
marlinspike — n. Naut. a pointed iron tool used to separate strands of rope or wire. Etymology: orig. app. marling spike f. marl fasten with marline (f. Du. marlen frequent. of MDu. marren bind) + ING(1) + SPIKE(1) * * * marlin(g)spike see marline spike … Useful english dictionary
Marlinspike (disambiguation) — Marlinspike may refer to: Marlinspike A tool used for splicing and working with rope. Terebra maculata, a snail known as the Marlinspike auger Marlinspike Hall A mansion in Hergé s Tintin comic books. This … Wikipedia
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marlinspike fish — noun : striped marlin … Useful english dictionary