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[pahyk-muh n]
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noun, plural pike·men.
  1. a soldier armed with a pike.
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Origin of pikeman

First recorded in 1540–50; pike2 + -man
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noun plural -men
  1. (formerly) a soldier armed with a pike
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Word Origin and History for pikeman


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

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