Pritchel
Pritchel Pritch"el, n. A tool employed by blacksmiths for punching or enlarging the nail holes in a horseshoe. [1913 Webster]

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  • pritchel — ˈprichəl noun ( s) Etymology: alteration (influenced by pritch) (I) of prickle (I) : any of various iron pointed tools; especially : one used by blacksmiths for punching or enlarging na …   Useful english dictionary

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