Share this entry

Share this page

Pike, Zebulon

Syllabification: Pike, Zebulon
Pronunciation: /pīk
 
/

Definition of Pike, Zebulon in English:

( 1779–1813), US soldier and explorer; full name Zebulon Montgomery Pike. He led several expeditions into the Louisiana Purchase region, where he came upon (but never climbed) what is now called Pike’s Peak in Colorado. He was killed at York (now Toronto) in Ontario, Canada, while leading a charge against the British during the War of 1812.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…