Pike-staff

pikestaff

[pahyk-staf, -stahf]
noun, plural pikestaves [pahyk-steyvz] .
1.
the shaft of an infantry pike.
2.
a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English pykstaf. See pike5, staff1

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pikestaff (ˈpaɪkˌstɑːf)
 
n
the wooden handle of a pike

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