1. A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet.
2. A pointed head or spike; especially, one in the center of a shield or target.
3. A hayfork.
4. A pick.
5. A pointed or peaked hill.
6. A large haycock.
7. A turnpike; a toll bar.
8. (Science: zoology) A large fresh water fish (esox lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack.
blue pike, grass pike, green pike, wall-eyed pike, and yellow pike, are names, not of true pike, but of the wall-eye. See wall-eye. Gar pike. See Gar.
(Science: zoology) Pike perch, the garfish .
Origin: F. Pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. Pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. Pik pick. But cf. Also L. Picus woodpecker (see Pie magpie), and E. Spike. Cf. Pick, Peak, Pique.