AskDefine | Define pike

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1 a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic [syn: expressway, freeway, motorway, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway]
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4 medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet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

User Contributed Dictionary



Rhymes: -aɪk



pike (plural pikes for the weapon and pike for the fish)
  1. A weapon similar to a spear with a hooked barb near the tip.
  2. Any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox.
  3. A turnpike.


a weapon similar to a spear (1)
any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox (2)
  • Bosnian: štuka
  • Bulgarian: щука
  • Croatian: štuka
  • Czech: štika
  • Danish: gedde
  • Dutch: snoek
  • Finnish: hauki
  • French: brochet
  • German: Hecht
  • Hungarian: csuka
  • Icelandic: gedda
  • Latin: lucius
  • Norwegian: gjedde
  • Polish: szczupak
  • Romanian: ştiucă
  • Russian: щука
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: штука
    Roman: štuka
  • Slovene: ščuka
  • Spanish: lucio
  • Swedish: gädda
  • Ukrainian: щука

Derived terms


  1. In the context of "AU|slang": to quit or back out of a promise.



From píka, probably from .


  1. girl

Usage notes

Jente is the standard appellation for girl in Norwegian, however, pike may also be used observing its somewhat conservative tint.


Derived terms


Extensive Definition

Pike may refer to:
In fish:
In Britain:
In America: In military:
In sports and entertainment:
In other uses:
pike in German: Pike
pike in French: Pike

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Autobahn, US highway, alley, alleyway, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, belt highway, blind alley, boulevard, bypass, byway, camino real, carriageway, causeway, causey, chaussee, circumferential, close, corduroy road, county road, court, crescent, crest, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, dike, dirt road, drive, driveway, expressway, freeway, gravel road, highroad, highway, highways and byways, hilltop, interstate highway, knoll, lane, local road, lofty peak, main drag, main road, mews, motorway, mountaintop, parkway, pave, paved road, peak, pic, pico, pinnacle, place, plank road, point, precipice, primary highway, private road, right-of-way, ring road, road, roadbed, roadway, route nationale, row, royal road, secondary road, speedway, spur, state highway, street, summit, superhighway, terrace, thoroughfare, through street, thruway, toll road, tor, township road, turnpike, wynd
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