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.

pikestaff

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

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.
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pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet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"
Translations

pikestaff

n as plain as a pikestaffsonnenklar
References in classic literature ?
Then up got Little John, and, taking the bag of gold, which he thrust into his bosom, he strapped a girdle about his loins, took a stout pikestaff full seven feet long in his hand, and set forth upon his journey.
Up he rose at the dawn of the next day, and, taking his stout pikestaff in his hand, he set forth upon his journey once more, as though he would make up for lost time.
"Plain as a pikestaff to me," said Miss Howard shortly.
"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.
The PM claimed it was "as plain as a pikestaff that Brussels - or the EU 27 - will simply not compromise as long as they believe there is the faintest possibility that Parliament can block Brexit on October 31".
In a letter seen by the paper, the PM said it was "plain as a pikestaff " that the EU "will simply not compromise as long as they believe there is the faintest possibility that Parliament can block Brexit on 31 October".
In a letter seen by the Mail on Sunday, the PM said it was "plain as a pikestaff" that the EU "will simply not compromise as long as they believe there is the faintest possibility that Parliament can block Brexit on 31 October".
In a letter seen by the paper, the PM said it was "plain as a pikestaff" that the EU "will simply not compromise as long as they believe there is the faintest possibility that Parliament can block Brexit on 31 October".
The Prime Minister claimed it was "as plain as a pikestaff that Brussels - or the EU 27 - will simply not compromise as long as they believe there is the faintest possibility that Parliament can block Brexit on 31 October".
Milligan denied a suggestion by Miss Darlow that it had been 'plain as a pikestaff' at 11.30 that he should have called an ambulance, adding: "Josh was my best friend.
Of course the reason for the privileged status of religion is plain as a pikestaff. Over recent decades large numbers of people with nonwhite faces who adhere to their own religions have arrived in the UK, and one of the basic claims made by lefties is that people with non-white faces are beyond reproach, whereas people with white faces are beyond the pale (forgive the pun).