boat spike

boat spike

[′bōt ‚spīk]
(design engineering)
A long, square spike used in construction with heavy timbers. Also known as barge spike.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

barge spike, boat spike

A long spike, square in cross section, used in timber construction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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