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pikeman

(ˈpaɪkmən)
n, pl -men
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a soldier armed with a pike
Translations
peitsimies

pikeman

[ˈpaɪkmən] N (pikemen (pl)) (Hist) → piquero m
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And as he looked around at the fivescore archers and pikemen who lined the way to the gallows, he smiled with grim satisfaction.
The greenwood men were therefore in some distress, for the archers shot at them from loop-holes in the walls, and the pikemen were reinforced by a company of mounted men from the castle.
Mordaunt, pale and trembling with anger, rushed from the hall sword in hand, followed by six pikemen, pushing, inquiring and panting in the crowd; and then, having found nothing, returned.
It struck all as so whimsical, and so ridiculous, that the wild laughter even attacked the sergeants of the Parloi- aux-Bourgeois, a sort of pikemen, whose stupidity was part of their uniform.
Musketeers at the wings, with their forked sticks and their muskets on their shoulders; pikemen in the center, with their lances, fourteen feet in length, marched gayly towards the transports, which carried them in detail to the ships.
King John has slept at Duncroft Hall, and all the day before the little town of Staines has echoed to the clang of armed men, and the clatter of great horses over its rough stones, and the shouts of captains, and the grim oaths and surly jests of bearded bowmen, billmen, pikemen, and strange-speaking foreign spearmen.
We will now hold a military drill by my picked Bodyguard of Royal Pikemen.
Lead different types of units into battle -- from archers, knights, pikemen and catapults along with special units per nationality.
The church there still has some stained glass commemorating the occasion, including a panel showing the French pikemen who helped to win the battle.
Visitors, especially children, are encouraged to handle the muskets and even try on the armour worn by the pikemen.
The Legion's basic unit was called a Tercio--in memory of the 16th century Spanish pikemen who were the scourge of European battlefields in the days of Charles V--and composed of three battalions known as banderas, or "flags".
When the hungry refugees start trying to trickle across the border in a few years' time, I shall enjoy a chuckle at their expense as they are turned back by well-trained Northumbrian pikemen.