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definition of the word pike

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A modern recreation of a mid-17th century company of pikemen.

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pike (plural: pikes (weapon), pike (fish))

  1. A very long thrusting spear used two-handed by infantry both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. The pike is not intended to be thrown.
  2. Any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox, especially the northern pike, Esox lucius.
  3. A turnpike.

Esox lucius


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