Sea pike
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, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet. [1913 Webster]

2. A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. A hayfork. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

4. A pick. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Raymond. [1913 Webster]

5. A pointed or peaked hill. [R.] [1913 Webster]

6. A large haycock. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

7. A turnpike; a toll bar. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

8. (Zo["o]l.) sing. & pl. A large fresh-water fish ({Esox lucius}), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; -- called also {pickerel}, {gedd}, {luce}, and {jack}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Blue pike, grass pike, green pike, wall-eyed pike, and yellow pike, are names, not of true pike, but of the wall-eye. See {Wall-eye}. [1913 Webster]

{Gar pike}. See under {Gar}.

{Pike perch} (Zo["o]l.), any fresh-water fish of the genus {Stizostedion} (formerly {Lucioperca}). See {Wall-eye}, and {Sauger}.

{Pike pole}, a long pole with a pike in one end, used in directing floating logs.

{Pike whale} (Zo["o]l.), a finback whale of the North Atlantic ({Bal[ae]noptera rostrata}), having an elongated snout; -- called also {piked whale}.

{Sand pike} (Zo["o]l.), the lizard fish.

{Sea pike} (Zo["o]l.), the garfish (a) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sea pike — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The garfish. (b) A large serranoid food fish ({Centropomus undecimalis}) found on both coasts of America; called also {robalo}. (c) The merluce. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea pike — noun : any of various marine fishes resembling the true pike in their elongate form and voracity (as garfish or hake); especially : barracuda * * * sea pike noun A pike like marine fish of various kinds, eg robalo or hake • • • Main Entry: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea pike — /ˈsi paɪk/ (say see puyk) noun (plural sea pike or sea pikes) → barracuda (def. 1). Also, pike. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea pike — Garfish Gar fish , n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea pike — Merluce Mer luce, n. [F. merluche, merlus.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European hake; called also {herring hake} and {sea pike}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea-pike — n. See sea needle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea pike — n. (Zoology) garfish; the European hake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea-pike — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commerson’s sea pike — atlantinė barakuda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sphyraena barracuda angl. Commerson’s sea pike; giant barracuda; great barracuda; picuda; short barracuda rus. большая барракуда ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • giant sea pike — dryžoji barakuda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sphyraena jello angl. banded barracuda; dingo fish; giant sea pike; Indian barracuda; pickhandle; pickhandle barracuda rus. полосатая барракуда;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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