Definition of Pricket

1. Noun. A sharp metal spike to hold a candle.

Group relationships: Candle Holder, Candlestick
Generic synonyms: Spike



2. Noun. Male deer in his second year.
Generic synonyms: Cervid, Deer

Definition of Pricket

1. n. A buck in his second year. See Note under 3d Buck.

Definition of Pricket

1. Noun. (obsolete) A candle. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A spike for holding a single candle. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A male deer in its second year, whose antlers have not yet branched. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pricket

1. a spike for holding a candle upright [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pricket

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pricey
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priciness
pricing
pricing system
prick up
prick up one's ears
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pricker
prickers
pricket (current term)
pricketh
prickets
prickier
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prickle-weed
prickle cell
prickleback
pricklebacks
prickled
prickles
pricklice

Literary usage of Pricket

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"In 1004 pricket secured a wider fame by a poetic tribute to the memory of the second ... pricket referred with satisfaction to the disgrace of Cobham, Grey, ..."

2. A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department by Ormonde Maddock Dalton (1903)
"... name of an Eparch or provincial governor. The majority come from Egypt and FIO. 40.—Bronze lamp on pricket-stand, Syria. probably from Egypt. (No. 496. ..."

3. Catalogue of Books in the Library of the British Museum Printed in England by British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, George Bullen, Gregory W. Eccles (1884)
"1602. More (A.)—1618. Levett (C.) Time, Redemption of. 1607. W., M., Master in Arts. Time's abuses. [1640 ?] Mulled-Sack. Anatomy. 1606. pricket (R.) ..."

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