Pricker Prick"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a sharp point; a prickle. [1913 Webster]

2. One who spurs forward; a light horseman. [1913 Webster]

The prickers, who rode foremost, . . . halted. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. A priming wire; a priming needle, -- used in blasting and gunnery. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) A small marline spike having generally a wooden handle, -- used in sailmaking. --R. H. Dana, Ir. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pricker — [prik′ər] n. 1. a person, animal, or thing that pricks 2. PRICKLE (sense 1) * * * prick·er (prĭkʹər) n. 1. One, such as a pricking tool, that pierces or pricks. 2. A prickle or thorn …   Universalium

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  • pricker — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that pricks 2. a. thorn, prickle b. briar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pricker — noun a) One who pricks b) A tool for pricking See Also: prick, prickle, prickly …   Wiktionary

  • Pricker — dunner Marlspieker …   Maritimes Wörterbuch

  • pricker — sb. == rider. Pol. S. 150 …   Oldest English Words

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  • pricker — prick·er …   English syllables

  • pricker — noun 1. a small sharp pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf • Syn: ↑spine, ↑thorn, ↑prickle, ↑sticker, ↑spikelet • Derivationally related forms: ↑stick (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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