What does the word pike mean?

Usage examples for pike

  1. The boy who had saved Neal from the pike thrust gave a sudden cry and sank on the ground. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  2. Ay, that's as plain as a pike- staff, said Barbara; but what else did she mean, think you? – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  3. It was one of twenty- one taverns within a distance of twenty miles on that pike. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle