Definitions for prickleˈprɪk əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet(verb)

    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

  2. prickle, prick(verb)

    cause a prickling sensation

  3. tingle, prickle(verb)

    cause a stinging or tingling sensation

  4. prickle, prick(verb)

    make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

    "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"


  1. prickle(Noun)

    A small, sharp pointed object, such as a thorn.

  2. prickle(Noun)

    A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.

  3. prickle(Verb)

    To feel a prickle.

  4. prickle(Verb)

    To cause someone to feel a prickle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prickle(noun)

    a little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the bark of a plant, etc.; a spine

  2. Prickle(noun)

    a kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some branches of trade

  3. Prickle(noun)

    a sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds

  4. Prickle(verb)

    to prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points

  5. Origin: [AS. pricele, pricle; akin to LG. prickel, D. prikkel. See Prick, n.]

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