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handspike

[′hand‚spīk]
(ordnance)
Handle attached to the trails of certain firearms for ease in handling.
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This is a vertical rotating drum originally operated by sailors using removable levers known as handspikes.
Armed with pistols, bowie knives, and handspikes, the slaves quickly took control of the ship while most of the crew were sleeping.
For example, in Ezekiel 39, if the future were predicted, the weapons listed would be tanks, artillery, bombs, or missiles--not "shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, handspikes and spears.