pike: Meaning and Definition of
— pl. pike, pikes.
- any of several large, slender, voracious freshwater fishes of the genus Esox, having a long, flat snout: the blue pike of the Great Lakes is now extinct.
- any of various superficially similar fishes, as the walleye or pikeperch.
— n., v., piked, pik•ing.
- a shafted weapon having a pointed head, formerly used by infantry.
- to pierce, wound, or kill with or as with a pike.
- a toll road or highway; turnpike road.
- a turnpike or tollgate.
- the toll paid at a tollgate.
- to appear or come forth: the greatest idea that ever came down the pike.
— n. Chiefly Brit.
- a hill or mountain with a pointed summit.
- a sharply pointed projection or spike.
- the pointed end of anything, as of an arrow or a spear.
— piked, pik•ing.
- to go, leave, or move along quickly.
— n. Diving, Gymnastics.
- a body position, resembling ashape, in which the back and head are bent forward and the legs lifted and held together, with the hands touching the feet or backs of the knees or the arms extended sideways. Cf.(def. 10), (def. 14).
- 1913–69, U.S. Protestant Episcopal clergyman, lawyer, and author.
- 1779–1813, U.S. general and explorer.
- pike (Thesaurus)