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a. A small point or spike for holding a candle upright.
b. A candlestick having such a spike.
2. A male deer in its second year, before the antlers branch.

[Middle English priket, diminutive of prik, prick, prick; see prick.]
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1. (Animals) a male deer in the second year of life having unbranched antlers
2. (Furniture) a sharp metal spike on which to stick a candle
3. (Furniture) a candlestick having such a spike
[C14 priket, from prik prick]
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(ˈprɪk ɪt)

1. a sharp metal point on which to stick a candle.
2. a candlestick with one or more such points.
3. a buck in his second year.
[1300–50; Middle English; see prick, -et]
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- A candlestick with a spike for holding up the candle (or the spike itself).
See also related terms for spike.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pricket - a sharp metal spike to hold a candlepricket - a sharp metal spike to hold a candle
candle holder, candlestick - a holder with sockets for candles
spike - sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
2.pricket - male deer in his second year
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
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