pricket

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From prick +‎ -et.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pricket (plural prickets)

  1. (obsolete) A candle. [14th-17th c.]
  2. A spike for holding a single candle. [from 15th c.]
  3. A male deer in its second year, whose antlers have not yet branched. [from 15th c.]
    • 1816, John Keats, "For there's Bishop's Teign":
      he can stay / For the new-mown hay, / And startle the dappled prickets?
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