noun Chiefly Canadian.

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

Nearby words

  1. rampant,
  2. rampart,
  3. rampasture,
  4. ramphal,
  5. ramphele,
  6. rampion,
  7. rampur,
  8. ramrod,
  9. ramsay,
  10. ramsay hunt's syndrome

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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