(1779-1813) US explorer and military leader. In 1806 he was sent to explore the Arkansas River and to contest Spanish presence in the area. After crossing Colorado and failing to reach the summit of the peak later named for him, he was captured by the Spanish, who released him 1807. Promoted to brigadier general, he was killed in action in the War of Anglo-American War 1812–14.
Pike, born in Lamberton, New Jersey, joined the army at age 15 and served in the Department of the West. In 1805 he was sent by the governor of the Louisiana Territory to explore the source of the Mississippi River.
1. A sharp point (as on the end of a spear).
2. Medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet.
Village in New York (USA).
Highly valued lean-fleshed northern fish.
Any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere.
Any of a family Esocidae in the order Salmoniformes, of slender, freshwater bony fishes with narrow pointed heads and sharp, pointed teeth. The northern pike Esox lucius, of North America and Eurasia, may reach 2.2 m/7 ft and 9 kg/20 lb.
Other kinds of pike include muskellunges, up to 2.2 m/7 ft long, and the smaller pickerels, both in the genus Esox.
2. A railroad or railroad line or system
3. A body position (as in diving) in which the hips are bent, the knees are straight, and the hands touch the toes or clasp the legs behind or just above the knees
1. To leave abruptly
2. To make one's way
3. To pierce, kill, or wound with a pike