- Rhymes: -ɪkə(ɹ)
pricker (plural prickers)
- One who pricks.
- A tool for pricking.
- A prickle or thorn.
- One who spurs forward; a light-horseman.
- 1814 July 7, [Walter Scott], Waverley; or, ’Tis Sixty Years Since. In Three Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, OCLC 270129598:
- The prickers, who rode foremost, […] halted.
- A priming wire; a priming needle, used in blasting and gunnery.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
- (nautical) A small marlinespike used in sailmaking.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of R. H. Dana, Jr to this entry?)
a tool for pricking