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Pike vs. Luce

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Pikenoun

A very long spear used two-handed by infantry soldiers for thrusting (not throwing), both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a countermeasure against cavalry assaults.

Lucenoun

The pike, Esox lucius, when fully grown.

Pikenoun

A sharp point, such as that of the weapon.

Lucenoun

A pike when full grown.

Pikenoun

A large dry]] before adding to a haystack.

Lucenoun

United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)

Pikenoun

Any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox, especially the northern pike, Esox lucius.

Lucenoun

United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)

Pikenoun

A position with the knees straight and a tight bend at the hips with the torso folded over the legs, usually part of a jack-knife.

Pikenoun

A pointy extrusion at the toe of a shoe.

Pikenoun

Especially in place names: a hill or mountain, particularly one with a sharp peak or summit.

‘Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England.’;

Pikenoun

(obsolete) A pick, a pickaxe.

Pikenoun

A hayfork.

Pikenoun

A penis.

Pikenoun

A gypsy, itinerant tramp, or traveller from any ethnic background; a pikey.

Pikeverb

(transitive) To prod, attack, or injure someone with a pike.

Pikeverb

To assume a pike position.

Pikeverb

To bet or gamble with only small amounts of money.

Pikeverb

Often followed by on or out: to quit or back out of a promise.

‘Don’t pike on me like you did last time!’;

Pikeverb

(intransitive) To equip with a turnpike.

Pikeverb

To depart or travel (as if by a turnpike), especially to flee, to run away.

Pikenoun

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 It is now superseded by the bayonet.

Pikenoun

A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target.

Pikenoun

A hayfork.

Pikenoun

A pick.

Pikenoun

A pointed or peaked hill.

Pikenoun

A large haycock.

Pikenoun

A turnpike; a toll bar.

Pikenoun

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.

Pikenoun

a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

Pikenoun

highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

Pikenoun

a sharp point (as on the end of a spear)

Pikenoun

medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet

Pikenoun

any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere

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