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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.
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              Both slain at one time, as they attempted the
              boarding of a frigate.                --Sir F.
                                                    Drake.
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     2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards,
        collectively; or a covering made of boards.
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     3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with
        regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings,
        for pay.
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     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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