noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
motorway; thruway; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.
noun highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh
noun a sharp point (as on the end of a spear)
noun medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
noun any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere
; 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
, n. & v.
- (Mil.) 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 It is now superseded by the bayonet.
- A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target.
Beau. & Fl.
- A hayfork. Obs. or Prov. Eng.
- A pick. Prov. Eng.
- A pointed or peaked hill. R.
- A large haycock. Prov. Eng.
- A turnpike; a toll bar.
- (Zoöl.) sing. & pl. 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.
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