- the shaft of an infantry pike.
- a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end.
Origin of pikestaff
Examples from the Web for pikestaff
Historical Examples of 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
Joseph Smith Fletcher
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