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Topic: WEAPONS

Sense: 1
Date: 1300-1400
Origin: pike 'sharp pointed object' (11-20 centuries), from Old English pic
Sense: 2
Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: pique
Sense: 3-4
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: turnpike

pike

noun
     
pike
pike [countable]
1HBF plural pike a large fish that eats other fish and lives in rivers and lakes
2PMW a long-handled weapon with a sharp blade, used in the past
3

come down the pike

American English to happen or become known:
The world is being turned upside down by the string of multimedia technologies coming down the pike.
4TTR American English spoken a turnpike
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