rampike
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1853 an erect broken or dead tree

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  • rampike — /ram puyk /, n. Chiefly Canadian. a dead tree, esp. the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind. Also called rampick /ram pik /, rampole /ram pohl /. [1585 95; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rampike — noun A standing dead tree …   Wiktionary

  • rampike — ram·pike …   English syllables

  • rampike — ram•pike [[t]ˈræmˌpaɪk[/t]] n. brit. chiefly can. the upright, skeletal remains of a tree killed by fire • Etymology: 1830–40; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

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