pike

pike1
noun (plural same) a long-bodied predatory freshwater fish with long teeth. [Esox lucius and related species.]
↘used in names of similar predatory fish, e.g. garpike.
Origin
ME: from pike2 (because of the fish's pointed jaw).
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pike2
noun
1》 historical an infantry weapon with a pointed steel or iron head on a long wooden shaft.
2》 N. English (in the Lake District) a hill with a peaked top: Scafell Pike.
verb historical thrust through or kill with a pike.
Origin
C16: from Fr. pique, from piquer 'pierce', from pic 'pick, pike'; sense 2 is appar. of Scand. origin.
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pike3
noun N. Amer. short for turnpike.
Phrases
come down the pike informal appear on the scene; come to notice.
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pike4
noun a jackknife position in diving or gymnastics.
Origin
1920s: of unknown origin.
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pike5
verb Austral./NZ informal
1》 (pike out) withdraw from or go back on (a plan, commitment, or agreement).
2》 (pike on) let (someone) down.
Origin
ME (as pike oneself 'take up a pilgrim's staff'): cf. Dan. pigge af 'hasten off'.

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