- a dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind.
Origin of rampike
First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain
Also called ram·pick [ram-pik] /ˈræmˌpɪk/, ram·pole [ram-pohl] /ˈræmˌpoʊl/.
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Examples from the Web for rampike
As for the meat, Rampike and Steve could help him bring that in, later on.
"So that's the carcase as we have to watch," said Rampike's voice in Ned's ear.
What if after all Rampike should not be at the dug-out, or, if there, should be himself short of grub?
The speaker was Rampike, and he spoke with the emphasis of conviction.
This was what really happened, but to Rampike and the rest it seemed that the dead wrote.