Definitions for prickleˈprɪk əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prick•leˈprɪk əl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.
(n.)a sharp point.
a small, sharp thorn or projection, as on a plant.
a pricking sensation.
(v.t.)to prick lightly.
to cause a pricking or tingling sensation in.
(v.i.)to tingle as if pricked.
Origin of prickle:
bef. 950; ME prykel (n.), OE pricel. See prick , -le
spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet(verb)
a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
cause a prickling sensation
cause a stinging or tingling sensation
make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
"The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of skin) to feel as if small sharp points are touching it
The back of my neck was prickling.
A small, sharp pointed object, such as a thorn.
A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.
To feel a prickle.
To cause someone to feel a prickle.
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
a kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some branches of trade
a sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds
to prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points
Translations for prickle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sharp point growing on a plant or animal
A hedgehog is covered with prickles.
- prikkel, stekelsAfrikaans
- espinhoPortuguese (BR)
- osten, trnCzech
- der StachelGerman
- torn; pigDanish
- púa, pincho, espinaSpanish
- trn, bodljikaCroatian
- 가시 바늘Korean
- dyglys, spyglysLithuanian
- dzelonis;ērkšķis; adataLatvian
- liten torn, piggNorwegian
- шип, колючкаRussian
- osteň, pichliač, tŕňSlovak
- diken, iğneTurkish
- (動植物的)皮刺Chinese (Trad.)
- шип; голкаUkrainian
- کانٹا، خارUrdu
- （动植物的）皮刺Chinese (Simp.)
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