pricker

noun
prick·​er | \ ˈpri-kər How to pronounce pricker (audio) \

Definition of pricker

1 : one that pricks
2a : thorn, prickle
b : briar

First Known Use of pricker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pricker was in the 14th century

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“Pricker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pricker. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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