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half-pike

[haf-pahyk, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌpaɪk, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
2.
a short pike formerly used by sailors boarding enemy vessels.
Origin of half-pike
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600
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