What does the word handspike mean?

Usage examples for handspike

  1. " Fetch a handspike," he said; and Mauger crawled on deck and returned with it, and Brander pried open the irons he had filed apart. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  2. Others we drew together and when we piled them up, father took his handspike and rolled the log, I held it with mine until he got a new hold. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  3. I have seen him crowd it with a handspike and the stick would roll in opposite the fireplace. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
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