- the shaft of an infantry pike.
- a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end.
Origin of pikestaff
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Examples from the Web for pikestaff
The one at which the Tamburini presided was plain as a pikestaff.The Paliser case
There is only one road, and that is as clear as a pikestaff.On the Heels of De Wet
The Intelligence Officer
To Brereton the whole affair was now as plain as a pikestaff.The Borough Treasurer
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All this jumped with reason well, and was plainer than a pikestaff.
He sent him to Sheffield after you; that is plainer than a pikestaff.
- the wooden handle of a pike
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