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pike

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noun \ˈpīk\

Definition of pike

  1. 1 :  pikestaff 1

  2. 2 :  a sharp point or spike; also :  the tip of a spear

piked play \ˈpīkt\ adjective


Origin of pike

Middle English, from Old English pīc pickax


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with pike


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pike

noun

Definition of pike

dial English

  1. :  a mountain or hill having a peaked summit —used especially in place names



Origin of pike

Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect pīk pointed mountain


First Known Use: 13th century


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pike

noun,

Definition of pike

plural pike or pikes

  1. 1 a :  a large elongate long-snouted freshwater bony fish (Esox lucius) valued for food and sport and widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere —called also northern, northern pike b :  any of various fishes (family Esocidae) related to the pike: as (1) :  muskellunge (2) :  pickerel

  2. 2 :  any of various fishes resembling the pike in appearance or habits



Origin of pike

Middle English, from 1pike


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Fishes Terms


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pike

noun

Definition of pike

  1. :  a heavy spear with a very long shaft used by infantry especially in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 18th century



Origin of pike

Middle French pique, from piquer to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccare, perhaps from Latin picus woodpecker — more at pie


First Known Use: circa 1511


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pike

verb,

Definition of pike

pikedpiking

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pierce, kill, or wound with a pike



1798

First Known Use of pike

1798


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pike

verb,

Definition of pike

pikedpiking

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to leave abruptly <get lonely and sore, and pike out — Sinclair Lewis>

  3. 2 :  to make one's way <pike along>



Origin of pike

Middle English pyken (reflexive)


First Known Use: 1526


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pike

noun

Definition of pike

  1. 1 :  turnpike

  2. 2 :  a railroad or railroad line or system

down the pike
  1. 1 :  in the course of events <the greatest boxer to come down the pike in years>

  2. 2 :  in the future <today's advances only hint at what's down the pike>



1812

First Known Use of pike

1812

Other Transportation Terms


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pike

noun

Definition of pike

  1. :  a body position (as in diving) in which the hips are bent, the knees are straight, and the hands touch the toes or clasp the legs behind or just above the knees



Origin of pike

perhaps from 3pike


First Known Use: 1928

Other Gymnastics Terms


Pike

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biographical name \ˈpīk\

Definition of Pike

  1. Zebulon Montgomery 1779–1813 Am. gen. & explorer





PIKE Defined for Kids

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pike

play
noun \ˈpīk\

Definition of pike for Students

plural pike or pikes

  1. :  a long slender freshwater fish with a large mouth




2

pike

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noun

Definition of pike for Students

  1. :  a long wooden pole with a steel point once used as a weapon by soldiers




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pike

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noun

Definition of pike for Students





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