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1. The shaft of a pike.
2. A walking stick tipped with a metal spike.


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


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pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet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


n as plain as a pikestaffsonnenklar
References in classic literature ?
The case is as plain as a pikestaff, and the more one goes into it the plainer it becomes.
To me it is as plain as a pikestaff that those shenanigans are more in tune with the manifesto of the fascist black shirts.
It is as plain as a pikestaff that Sterling should be sold to the highest bidder as soon as possible.