swine's-feather

noun
variants: or less commonly swine's-pike \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
plural swine's-feathers also swine's-pikes

Definition of swine's-feather

: a stake or spear resembling a bayonet formerly fixed in a musket rest or placed in the ground to hinder cavalry

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History and Etymology for swine's-feather

translation of German schweinsfeder; so called from its being originally used as a hunting weapon

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