Banstickle
Banstickle Ban"stic`kle, n. [OE. ban, bon, bone + stickle prickle, sting. See {Bone}, n., {Stickleback}.] (Zo["o]l.) A small fish, the three-spined stickleback. [1913 Webster]

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  • banstickle — ban·stick·le …   English syllables

  • banstickle —   n. three spined stickleback …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • banstickle — ˈbanzˌtikəl, nˌst noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English banstickel, probably from ban (from Old English bān bone) + stickel sting, from Old English sticel more at bone, stickle : three spined sticklebac …   Useful english dictionary

  • prickleback — Stickleback Stic kle*back , n. [OE. & Prov E. stickle a prickle, spine, sting (AS. sticel) + back. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Banstickle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus {Gasterosteus} and allied genera.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sharpling — Stickleback Stic kle*back , n. [OE. & Prov E. stickle a prickle, spine, sting (AS. sticel) + back. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Banstickle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus {Gasterosteus} and allied genera.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stickleback — Stic kle*back , n. [OE. & Prov E. stickle a prickle, spine, sting (AS. sticel) + back. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Banstickle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus {Gasterosteus} and allied genera. The back is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sticklebag — Stickleback Stic kle*back , n. [OE. & Prov E. stickle a prickle, spine, sting (AS. sticel) + back. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Banstickle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus {Gasterosteus} and allied genera.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandie — ˈbandē noun ( s) Etymology: probably alteration of banstickle chiefly Scotland : stickleback …   Useful english dictionary

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