pikeman

[ pahyk-muh n ]
/ ˈpaɪk mən /
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noun, plural pike·men.

a soldier armed with a pike.

Nearby words

  1. pike, james albert,
  2. pike, zebulon montgomery,
  3. pikeblenny,
  4. piked dogfish,
  5. pikelet,
  6. pikeperch,
  7. piker,
  8. pikes peak,
  9. pikestaff,
  10. pikesville

Origin of pikeman

First recorded in 1540–50; pike2 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for pikeman

pikeman

/ (ˈpaɪkmən) /

noun plural -men

(formerly) a soldier armed with a pike
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Word Origin and History for pikeman

pikeman

n.

"soldier armed with a pike," 16c., from pike (n.2) + man (n.).

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