pike pole

pike pole
noun
Etymology: pike (I)
1. : a pole usually 12 to 20 feet long with a pike in one end used in directing floating logs or to hold utility poles upright while they are being raised or removed
2. : a fire hook having a head with a sharp point at the tip

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(in lumbering) a long pole with a metal point and a fixed hook, for catching and guiding logs.
[1820-30, Amer.]

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pike pole,
a pole eight to sixteen feet long with a metal hook, used by firemen in pushing, pulling, or prying materials that are hard to reach.

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  • Pike pole — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pike pole — Pike poles are long poles usually 6 10 feet in length used by firefighters to search for fires hidden behind the sheetrock in the walls and ceiling. They are made out of fiberglass with metal hooks on the end, used to pull items from an area of… …   Wikipedia

  • pike pole — (in lumbering) a long pole with a metal point and a fixed hook, for catching and guiding logs. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pike pole — noun A particular kind of long tool with various uses in firefighting …   Wiktionary

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  • Pike — Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pike perch — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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