from The Century Dictionary.
- To remove a spike from, as from the vent of a cannon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To remove a spike from, as from the vent of a cannon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To remove a
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"And now he can't unspike it," guessed Johnny smilingly.
Fortune will so far favour us as to permit of our getting out again before the soldiers can unspike their guns; or should we anchor, as soon as inside, land a strong party, and capture and destroy the forts before attempting anything else?
When the story did break, in December 2005, Mr. Lichtblau shared the byline with intelligence affairs reporter James Risen, and Bush’s Law coughs up a behind-the-scenes account of the decision to spike and then unspike the eavesdropping scoop.