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Meaning of pike

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— pl. pike, pikes.
  1. 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.
  2. any of various superficially similar fishes, as the walleye or pikeperch.

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— n., v., piked, pik•ing.
—n.
  1. a shafted weapon having a pointed head, formerly used by infantry.
—v.t.
  1. to pierce, wound, or kill with or as with a pike.

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— n.
  1. a toll road or highway; turnpike road.
  2. a turnpike or tollgate.
  3. the toll paid at a tollgate.
  4. to appear or come forth: the greatest idea that ever came down the pike.

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— n. Chiefly Brit.
  1. a hill or mountain with a pointed summit.

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— n.
  1. a sharply pointed projection or spike.
  2. the pointed end of anything, as of an arrow or a spear.

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— piked, pik•ing.
  1. to go, leave, or move along quickly.

pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— n. Diving, Gymnastics.
  1. 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).

Pike

Pronunciation: (pīk), [key]
— n.
  1. 1913–69, U.S. Protestant Episcopal clergyman, lawyer, and author.
  2. 1779–1813, U.S. general and explorer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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