Definition of Spikes

1. Noun. (plural of spike) ¹



2. Noun. (plural only) A pair of athletic shoes equipped with spikes on the sole and heel for better traction. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of spike) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spikes

1. spike [v] - See also: spike

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spikes

spiked loosestrife
spikefish
spikeless
spikelet
spikelets
spikelike
spikemoss
spikemosses
spikenard
spikenards
spikeproof
spiker
spikeries
spikers
spikery
spikes (current term)
spiketail
spiketails
spikey
spikier
spikiest
spikily
spikiness
spikinesses
spiking
spiks
spiky
spile
spiled
spiles

Literary usage of Spikes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Inflorescence elongate, i\t least the lower spikes scattered. Uppermost spikes divaricate-pedunculate, lowermost subtended by a leaf-like bract; ..."

2. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology, and by Alphonso Wood (1873)
"Pistillate spikes with enclosed or nearly enclosed peduncles. ... 187 Z spikes cylindrical, rather close, 8 in number Nos. 185, 186 —Culm 1 to'2f high Nos. ..."

3. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"spikes distinct ; staminate spike oblong, peduncled ; pistillate spikes ... has pistillate spikes in pairs, sub-approximate, and the tat twice as long as ..."

4. The Elements of Railroad Engineering by William Galt Raymond (1913)
"Rails are held to cross-ties by spikes. The ordinary form of hook-headed spike is shown in ... Lag screw spikes and various forms of bolts have been used, ..."

5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1889)
"Fis. monoecious in jointed spikes; upper spikelets staminale sessile; ... Flowers dioecious, the pistillate in short capitate spikes 34 BUCHLOE. 19. ..."

6. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"»laminate spikes distinct, somewhat in threes, erect; upper one peduncled, the rest sessile; pistillate spikes in paira or in threes, cylindric, alternate, ..."

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