Definition of pike-pole in US English:

pike-pole

noun

North American
  • 1A pole with a point or spike at the end, especially one with a hook and spike used by loggers for driving and guiding floating logs.

  • 2In firefighting: a long pole with a fire-hook at one end.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Rogers (1731–1795), frontiersman and army officer. From pike + pole.

Pronunciation

pike-pole

/ˈpʌɪkpəʊl/