rampike

[ ram-pahyk ]
/ ˈræmˌpaɪk /

noun Chiefly Canadian.

a dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind.

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Also called ram·pick [ram-pik] /ˈræmˌpɪk/, ram·pole [ram-pohl] /ˈræmˌpoʊl/.

Origin of rampike

First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain
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