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A long-arm [[weapon]], resembling a [[spear]].
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== Pike ([[weapon]])==
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A '''pike''' is a long-arm [[weapon]], resembling a [[spear]]. Pikes could be up to 17 feet long (although [[soldier]]s might cut them shorter to make them more manageable) and were principly used en masse. In the [[17th century]] they were considered a noble weapon (certainly more so than the [[musket]]) possibly due to their similarity to a [[lance]].
 
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== Pike ([[animal]]) ==
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A '''pike''' is a [[fish]], common in [[Britain|British]] streams. Its [[period]] [[French]] name was a ''luce'', which is why pike appear in [[device|coats-of-arms]] related to the Lucy family.
A '''pike''' is also a [[fish]], common in British streams. <br>Its [[period]] [[french]] name was a ''luce'', which is why pike appear in [[heraldry|coats-of-arms]] related to the '''Lucy''' family.
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Latest revision as of 06:22, 12 July 2007

Pike (weapon)

A pike is a long-arm weapon, resembling a spear. Pikes could be up to 17 feet long (although soldiers might cut them shorter to make them more manageable) and were principly used en masse. In the 17th century they were considered a noble weapon (certainly more so than the musket) possibly due to their similarity to a lance.

Pike (animal)

A pike is a fish, common in British streams. Its period French name was a luce, which is why pike appear in coats-of-arms related to the Lucy family.