Definitions for "Pike pole"
Twelve- to sixteen-foot pole, with a pike or a gaff on the end, for prodding logs in the water. A shorter four-foot version for handling pulpwood was called a picaroon.
These tools come in a variety of sizes, handle lengths and heads. They are generally used in overhaul operations to open up areas of a structure to check for any extension of the fire. They are also used to break windows open when ventilation of a structure is required, to move hot objects, to break apart burning hay bales and other firefighting tasks.
A type of plaster hook with metal head, shaped in the fashion of an old-style battle pike, which is used to pull plaster from wall or ceiling. Helps locate hidden fires in walls.