pricker


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prick·er

 (prĭk′ər)
n.
1. One, such as a pricking tool, that pierces or pricks.
2. A prickle or thorn.

pricker

(ˈprɪkə)
n
1. a person or thing that pricks
2. (Botany) US a thorn; prickle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pricker - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leafpricker - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
aculeus - a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
glochid, glochidium - a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
2.pricker - an awl for making small holes for brads or small screwspricker - an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
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One noontide I was by Franklin Swinton's gate, when up he rides with a yeoman pricker at his heels.
Yeomen prickers they are, who tend to the King's hunt.
Step beneath the Royal Mile to unearth the real stories and villainous characters of the Scottish capital's murky past, including Kincaid the Witch Pricker and body snatcher William Burke.
They don't like going to the pricker bushes to find their discs.
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from a great heavenly road about a pricker stabbed into the side of an