(Piked) a. Furnished with a pike; ending in a point; peaked; pointed. "With their piked targets bearing
them down." Milton.
(Pike`-de*vant") n. [Pike point (fr. F. pique) + F. devant before.] A pointed beard. [Obs.]
(Pike"let Pike"lin) n. A light, thin cake or muffin. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
(Pike"man) n.; pl. Pikeman
1. A soldier armed with a pike. Knolles.
2. A miner who works with a pick. Beaconsfield.
3. A keeper of a turnpike gate. T. Hughes.
1. The staff, or shaft, of a pike.
2. A staff with a spike in the lower end, to guard against slipping. Sir W. Scott.
(Pike"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) See Pintail, 1.
(Pik"ro*lite) n. (Min.) See Picrolite.
(Pi"lage) n. See Pelage.
(Pi*las"ter) n. [F. pilastre, It. pilastro, LL. pilastrum, fr. L. pila a pillar. See Pillar.] (Arch.)
An upright architectural member right-angled in plan, constructionally a pier (See Pier, 1 (b)), but architecturally
corresponding to a column, having capital, shaft, and base to agree with those of the columns of the
same order. In most cases the projection from the wall is one third of its width, or less.
(Pi*las"tered) a. Furnished with pilasters.
(||Pi*lau") n. See Pillau.
(Pilch) n. [AS. pylce, pylece, LL. pellicia. See Pelisse, and Pelt skin.] A gown or case of
skin, or one trimmed or lined with fur. [Obs.]
(Pil"chard) n. [Cf. It. pilseir, W. pilcod minnows.] (Zoöl.) A small European food fish (Clupea
pilchardus) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on
the coast of England.
Fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to herrings.Shak.
(Pilch"er) n. [From Pilch.] A scabbard, as of a sword. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pilch"er), n. (Zoöl.) The pilchard.
(Pil"crow) n. [A corruption of Paragraph.] (Print.) a paragraph mark, ¶. [Obs.] Tusser.
(Pile) n. [L. pilus hair. Cf. Peruke.]
1. A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting
Velvet soft, or plush with shaggy pile.Cowper.