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Noun: pike  pIk
  1. A broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    - expressway [N. Amer], freeway [N. Amer, Austral, S.Africa], motorway [Brit, Cdn], state highway [N. Amer], superhighway [N. Amer], throughway [N. Amer], thruway [N. Amer]
  2. Highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh
  3. A sharp point (as on the end of a spear)
  4. Medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
  5. Any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere

Derived forms: pikes

Type of: freshwater fish, highway, lance, main road, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, point, shaft, spear

Part of: Esox, genus Esox

Encyclopedia: Pike, Nicholas