Pricket
Pricket \Prick"et\, n. [Perhaps so called from the state of his horns. See {Prick}, and cf. {Brocket}.] (Zo["o]l.) A buck in his second year. See {Note} under 3d {Buck}. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • pricket — [prik′it] n. [ME pryket, dim.: see PRICK] 1. a small spike on which to stick a candle 2. a candlestick having such a spike 3. a male fallow deer in his second year, with unbranched antlers …   English World dictionary

  • pricket — noun Etymology: Middle English priket, from prikke Date: 15th century 1. a. a spike on which a candle is stuck b. a candlestick with such a point 2. a buck in the second year of life …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pricket — /prik it/, n. 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; ME; see PRICK, ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • pricket — noun /ˈpɹɪkɪt/ a) A spike for holding a single candle. he can stay / For the new mown hay, / And startle the dappled prickets? b) A male deer in its second year, whose antlers have not yet branched …   Wiktionary

  • pricket — noun 1》 a male fallow deer in its second year, with straight, unbranched horns. 2》 historical a spike for holding a candle. Origin ME: from prick + et1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • pricket — prick·et …   English syllables

  • pricket — prick•et [[t]ˈprɪk ɪt[/t]] n. 1) a sharp metal point on which to stick a candle 2) a candlestick with one or more such points 3) zool. a buck in his second year • Etymology: 1300–50; ME; see prick, et …   From formal English to slang

  • pricket — /ˈprɪkət/ (say prikuht) noun 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. {Middle English, from prick + et} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pricket — n. 1 Brit. a male fallow deer in its second year, having straight unbranched horns. 2 a spike for holding a candle. Etymology: ME f. AL prikettus um, dimin. of PRICK …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pricket, Robert — (fl. 1603 1645)    A little known poet who was a soldier in the service of Queen Elizabeth, then lived precariously on his earnings as a writer and pamphleteer against the Catholics. In 1603 he published a prose tract dedicated to King James I in …   British and Irish poets

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