the shaft of an infantry pike.
a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end.
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How to use pikestaff in a sentence
And all the branches strut right up to the sky and the whole tree shoots up, straight and proud as a pikestaff.The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories | Carl Ewald
"It's plain as a pikestaff, if you'll excuse me," Mr. Rogers answered her.Poison Island | Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
The plain pikestaff is your style, morally speaking—if any one knows what a pikestaff is.The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete | William Dean Howells
They started for this purpose in company, Tom armed with his two-handed sword, and the tinker with his long pikestaff.Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales | David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Among the howling and racing men were two who carried each a human head on a pikestaff.The Hero of the People | Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for pikestaff
the wooden handle of a pike
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