One, a squat figure, stooping low, wielded a sword with two hands; the other covered him with a half-pike.
The first (A49—plate 24) is a harness for jousting on foot, with the two-handed sword, mace, or half-pike.
It seems originally to have been rather a short weapon, a kind of half-pike or dart.
He began with the end of a half-pike to mark out a rough plan on the dry sand.
half-pike a short wooden staff, upon one end of which was a steel head.
A half-pike was a similar weapon having a staff about half the length.
Claude bent over one, found what he wanted—a half-pike—and glided to the door of the stairs that led to the roof.