pike·​staff | \ ˈpīk-ˌstaf How to pronounce pikestaff (audio) \

Definition of pikestaff

1 : a spiked staff for use on slippery ground
2 : the staff of a foot soldier's pike

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Examples of pikestaff in a Sentence

pikestaffs were in use from the Middle Ages to the 18th century
Recent Examples on the Web Their weapon of choice was the pikestaff, a long staff topped with a sharp spike. Kristy Totten, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2022

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First Known Use of pikestaff

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pikestaff was in the 14th century

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28 Jun 2022

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“Pikestaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pikestaff. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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