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Meaning of PRICKER

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
  2. [n]  a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf

PRICKER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bradawl, prickle, spine, sticker, thorn
 See Also: aculeus, awl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prick"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a
   sharp point; a prickle.

2. One who spurs forward; a light horseman.

         The prickers, who rode foremost, . . . halted. --Sir
                                               W. Scott.

3. A priming wire; a priming needle, -- used in blasting and
   gunnery. --Knight.

4. (Naut.) A small marline spike having generally a wooden
   handle, -- used in sailmaking. --R. H. Dana, Ir.