pike: Word of the day for May 26, 2018

pike , n :
Senses relating to a pointed object.
(military, historical) A very long spear used two-handed by infantry soldiers for thrusting (not throwing), both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a countermeasure against cavalry assaults.
A sharp point, such as that of the weapon.
A large haycock (“conical stack of hay left in a field to dry before adding to a haystack”).
(diving, gymnastics) A position with the knees straight and a tight bend at the hips with the torso folded over the legs, usually part of a jack-knife.
(fashion, dated) A pointy extrusion at the toe of a shoe.
(chiefly Northern England) Especially in place names: a hill or mountain, particularly one with a sharp peak or summit. […]
Any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox, especially the northern pike, Esox lucius.

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