Meaning of (AS) PLAIN AS A PIKESTAFF in English

(AS) PLAIN AS A PIKESTAFF

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1》 very obvious.

2》 ordinary or unattractive in appearance. [alt. of as plain as a packstaff , the staff being that of a pedlar, on which he rested his pack of wares.]

→ pikestaff

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