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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An awl for making small holes for brads or small screws; A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.

Usage examples (30)
  • The pricker is a converted silver pencil-case, with the usual sliding piece; it is a very small one, and is attached to my watch chain.
  • Raised lace has to be stamped out from the wrong side with a lace awl or kind of pricker of bone made for the purpose.
  • A rider, a roamer about, | A pricker on a palfrey,
  • Arthur Michalka, in the Diocese of Austin who's an experienced pricker. for more
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