pikestaff

noun pike·staff \ ˈpīk-ˌstaf \

Definition of pikestaff

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

Examples of pikestaff in a Sentence

  1. pikestaffs were in use from the Middle Ages to the 18th century

First Known Use of pikestaff

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pikestaff Synonyms

Synonyms

javelin, lance, pike, shaft, spear;

Related Words

dart, spike;

gaff, halberd (also halbert), harpoon, trident;



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