Definition of pikestaff in English:

pikestaff

noun

historical
  • The wooden shaft of a pike.

    • ‘The judge will refrain from any references to his quill, or his gavel, or his pikestaff, and allow the defendant to be released to spread its insidious gospel.’
    • ‘Stick your head through and hey presto, it looks to have been impaled on a pikestaff above York's royal gateway.’
    • ‘Skewered on a pikestaff high above the city, the silenced heads spoke eloquently of the fate awaiting those who dared plot against rulers of city and country.’
    pole, stick, rod, staff, shank, upright
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Origin

Late 16th century: from pike + staff.

Pronunciation

pikestaff

/ˈpʌɪkstɑːf/