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μοχλός 1

I.a bar used as a lever, a crowbar, handspike, Lat, vectis, used for moving ships, Od.; for forcing doors and gates, Eur.
II.the stake which Ulysses ran into the Cyclops' eye, Od.
III.a wooden bar, placed across gates on the inside and secured by the βάλανος, Aesch., Thuc.

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