pricket

noun

prick·​et ˈpri-kət How to pronounce pricket (audio)
1
a
: a spike on which a candle is stuck
b
: a candlestick with such a point
2
: a buck in the second year of life

Word History

Etymology

Middle English priket, from prikke

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of pricket was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near pricket

Cite this Entry

“Pricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pricket. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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