pikestaff

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pike·staff

 (pīk′stăf′)
n.
1. The shaft of a pike.
2. A walking stick tipped with a metal spike.
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pikestaff

(ˈpaɪkˌstɑːf)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the wooden handle of a pike
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pike•staff

(ˈpaɪkˌstæf, -ˌstɑf)

n., pl. -staves (-ˌsteɪvz)
1. the shaft of an infantry pike.
2. a staff with a metal spike at the lower end.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pikestaff - the staff of a pike
pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
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Translations

pikestaff

n as plain as a pikestaffsonnenklar
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"All that is as plain as a pikestaff. I understood the snuff and clockwork, and so on, when I first opened my eyes this morning.
"The case is as plain as a pikestaff, and the more one goes into it the plainer it becomes.
It is as plain as a pikestaff that Sterling should be sold to the highest bidder as soon as possible.