marlinspike
noun see marlinespike

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — (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 …   English terms dictionary

  • Marlinspike — For other uses, see Marlinspike (disambiguation). A typical marlinspike with a lanyard …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Marlinspike Villa — (Хаут Бей,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 15 Mar …   Каталог отелей

  • Marlinspike Hall — Tintin, Captain Haddock and Snowy approach Marlinspike Hall. The Château de Chevern …   Wikipedia

  • marlinspike fish — noun : striped marlin …   Useful english dictionary

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