From prick + -et.
pricket (plural prickets)
- (obsolete) A candle. [14th-17th c.]
- A spike for holding a single candle. [from 15th c.]
- 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?