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handspike

[′hand‚spīk]
(ordnance)
Handle attached to the trails of certain firearms for ease in handling.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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