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pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet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

n as plain as a pikestaffsonnenklar
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References in classic literature ?
"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.
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".
Judge Niclas Parry told Mold Crown Court yesterday it was "plain as a pikestaff" that they had foreknowledge of the burglaries.