Definitions

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  • n. The head of a pike (the weapon)
  • n. A type of mouthbrooder (fish) of the family Luciocephalidae

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The head of a pike or spear.
  • n. In ichthyology, a fish of the family Luciocephalidæ.

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Examples

  • Sergeants drove spontoons hard into the mass of Frenchmen, skewering them with the pikehead, twisting it free and driving it forward again.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • Give you, it weakens the pikehead; but 'tis a gradely ornament. '

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • He went on to tell, as if it had been a rosary, the names of the ruined women that the holes in his pikehead represented.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • 'Sir,' the Lincolnshire man answered, 'you say 'tis a folly to make small holes in a pikehead.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • 'So here a be,' he drawled, 'cutting little holes in my pikehead.'

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • He turned to Hogben, who was sitting on the ground furbishing his pikehead.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • (Incidentally ’tis believed that his harpened before Gage’s Fane for it has to be over this booty spotch, though some hours to the wester, that ex-Colonel House’s preterpost heiress is to re-turn unto the outstretcheds of Dweyr O’Michael’s loinsprung the blunterbusted pikehead which his had hewn in hers, pro-longed laughter words).

    Finnegans Wake

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