pikestaff

[ pahyk-staf, -stahf ]
/ ˈpaɪkˌstæf, -ˌstɑf /

noun, plural pike·staves [pahyk-steyvz] /ˈpaɪkˌsteɪvz/.

the shaft of an infantry pike.
a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. pikelet,
  2. pikeman,
  3. pikeperch,
  4. piker,
  5. pikes peak,
  6. pikesville,
  7. pikey,
  8. piking,
  9. pil.,
  10. pilaf

Origin of pikestaff

First recorded in 1325–75, pikestaff is from the Middle English word pykstaf. See pike5, staff1

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British Dictionary definitions for pikestaff

pikestaff

/ (ˈpaɪkˌstɑːf) /

noun

the wooden handle of a pike
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