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.
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pricker

(ˈprɪkə)
n
1. a person or thing that pricks
2. (Botany) US a thorn; prickle
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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Translations
References in classic literature ?
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.
With the tall hat and dark cloak, the pricker tested for the devil's mark - a spot on the body where a pin could be inserted without bleeding or pain.
The Pricker and transmission from each machine were selected given their complexity in the maintenance.
Head to the city's Dungeon and step into the Market Square in 1649 with the Spring Assizes under way and 21 criminals awaiting their fate as decided by the evil Witch Pricker. Be careful...you be accused too!
You'll step into York's Market Square in 1649 with the Spring Assizes under way and 21 criminals awaiting their fate as decided by the evil Witch Pricker. Will you be accused too?
The reception I got from the pricker bush below was less than inviting.
Ash shadowed the speckled hollows of your cheeks while you slid the pricker from the hole with the precision of a surgeon, of an inventor, like a cigarette cupped in the palm of your hand.
Is that your only pricker? I just realized what they were doing.
We would bushwhack through the woods till we got to the clearing of the creek, emerging with battle wounds of deep, thin, scratches from the pricker bushes.
In Cloudburst, she teams up with fellow Oscar-winner Brenda Pricker, who plays Dot.