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- n. a long pike used in the traditional Greek phalanx formation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The long lance used by the Macedonian phalanx. It was eighteen feet long in the time of Philip and Alexander, but was later shortened to fourteen. In the later writings of the middle ages the same name is given to the long lances then in use.
From Ancient Greek σάρισσα. (Wiktionary)