Spike Spike, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spiked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spiking}.] 1. To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks. [1913 Webster]

2. To set or furnish with spikes. [1913 Webster]

3. To fix on a spike. [R.] --Young. [1913 Webster]

4. To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of grain), /

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  • Spike — Spike(s) may refer to:Device to puncture or fasten* Nail (fastener), especially one over four inches long * Rail spike, used to construct railroad tracks * Tree spiking, making a tree dangerous to cut with a chainsaw * Spike strip, tire deflation …   Wikipedia

  • Spike — (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Spike est un prénom américain. En anglais, spike signifie pique, aiguille, baïonnette ou peut désigner un outil destiné à piquer. En anglais,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spike — (engl. ‚Spitze‘) steht für: Spikes (Reifen), Stifte im Profil von Reifen Schuhspikes, Gleitschutz für das Gehen auf glattem Untergrund Spikes (Leichtathletik), in der Leichtathletik Schuhe mit an der Sohle angebrachten Dornen Spike (HiFi), ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spike — [ʃpai̮k], der; s, s: 1. 1Stift (1) an den Schuhsohlen von Läufern oder an Autoreifen, der das [Aus]gleiten verhindert: Schuhe, Autoreifen mit Spikes. 2. <Plural> Laufschuhe, an deren Sohlen sich Spikes (1) befinden: ein Paar Spikes; mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spike — spike1 [spīk] n. [ME < ON spīkr, a nail, spike, or < MDu & MLowG spīker, both ult. < IE base * (s)p(h)ei , sharp, pointed splinter > SPIT1, SPOKE1, L spica, ear of grain, spina,SPINE] 1. a long, heavy nail 2. a sh …   English World dictionary

  • Spike — Spike, n. [Akin to LG. spiker, spieker, a large nail, D. spijker, Sw. spik, Dan. spiger, Icel. sp[=i]k; all perhaps from L. spica a point, an ear of grain; but in the sense of nail more likely akin to E. spoke of a wheel. Cf. {Spine}.] 1. A sort… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spike — spike; spike·let; spike·man; spike·nard; un·spike; hand·spike; …   English syllables

  • Spike — Spike, n. [Cf. G. spieke, L. spica an ear of grain. See {Spikenard}.] (Bot.) Spike lavender. See {Lavender}. [1913 Webster] {Oil of spike} (Chem.), a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad leaved lavender, or aspic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spike — Ⅰ. spike [1] ► NOUN 1) a thin, pointed piece of metal or wood. 2) each of several metal points set into the sole of a sports shoe to prevent slipping. 3) chiefly Brit. a pointed metal rod fixed to a base, used for impaling and storing notes or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Spike — es un personaje de la serie de televisión Buffy la cazavampiros. Está interpretado por James Marsters. Spike es un vampiro que hace su aparición en la 2ª Temporada de esta serie, haciendo sólo una intervención en la 3ª Temporada, y vuelve a… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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