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for Boarding pike
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Boarding \Board"ing\, n.
1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile
or a friendly purpose.
Both slain at one time, as they attempted the
boarding of a frigate. --Sir F.
2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards,
collectively; or a covering made of boards.
3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with
regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings,
Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept.
Boarding nettings (Naut.), a strong network of cords or
ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy
from boarding it.
Boarding pike (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a
vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten.
Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and
lodging as well as instruction.
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