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pikestaff

[pahyk-staf, -stahf] /ˈpaɪkˌstæf, -ˌstɑf/
noun, plural pikestaves
[pahyk-steyvz] /ˈpaɪkˌsteɪvz/ (Show IPA)
1.
the shaft of an infantry pike.
2.
a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English pykstaf. See pike5, staff1
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pikestaff

/ˈpaɪkˌstɑːf/
noun
1.
the wooden handle of a pike
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