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Definition of "pike" []

  • A long spear formerly used by infantry. (noun)
  • To attack or pierce with a pike. (verb-transitive)
  • A freshwater game and food fish (Esox lucius) of the Northern Hemisphere that has a long snout and attains a length of over 1.2 meters (4 feet). Also called northern pike. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related fishes. (noun)
  • A turnpike. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pike" in a sentence
  • "IV. iii.27 (` is rest to do more exploits with his mace than a morris pike] [W: a Maurice-pike] This conjecture is very ingenious, yet the commentator talks unnecessarily of the _rest of a musket. _ by which he makes the hero of the speech set up the _rest_ of a _musket, _ to do exploits with a _pike."
  • "The stimulus money coming down the pike is a great opportunity for local governments and transit agencies to try to make the case for funding important priorities."
  • "One of the best thing to come down the pike is the internet."