Middle English Dictionary Entry

pikeis n.
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(a) A pickax, a tool used for breaking up and digging up ground, breaking up walls, quarrying, etc. (often identified with other tools, such as a mattock, spade, hoe, etc.); also fig.; ?also, a tool associated with a mill [quot.: (1329-30)]; (b) in pl.; (c) as surname.