Pike

Definition of Pike

n.1.(Mil.) A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet.
2.A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target.
3.A hayfork.
4.A pick.
5.A pointed or peaked hill.
6.A large haycock.
7.A turnpike; a toll bar.
8.(Zool.) A large fresh-water fish (Esox lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; - called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack.
Gar pike
See under Gar.
Pike perch
(Zool.) any fresh-water fish of the genus Stizostedion (formerly Lucioperca). See Wall-eye, and Sauger.
Pike pole
a long pole with a pike in one end, used in directing floating logs.
Pike whale
(Zool.) a finback whale of the North Atlantic (Balænoptera rostrata), having an elongated snout; - called also piked whale.
Sand pike
(Zool.) the lizard fish.
Sea pike
a - (Zool.) the garfish (a).

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