\ ˈspīkt , ˈspī-kəd\

Definition of spiked

1 : having an inflorescence that is a spike
2 : having a sharp projecting point
3 of hair : arranged in stiff tufts

Examples of spiked in a Sentence

a lizard with a spiked tail

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In head-to-toe black, spiked heels, and a kitschy perfume bottle clutch, Depp looked the part of glamorous host. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Lily-Rose Depp Takes Chanel’s Bike Shorts For a Spin," 15 Nov. 2018 Visitors to the Seattle waterfront will hear the crunch of breaking concrete this February, while demolition equipment pivots through clouds of dust and mist, flexing spiked jaws that will munch the six-story-high columns and slice through rebar. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s big demolition spectacle: How crews plan to pulverize the Alaskan Way Viaduct," 5 Dec. 2018 The suspect was reportedly described as a white male, about 5'9, with spiked blonde hair on the side. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "Random stabbing attack at BART station leaves 1 dead, another in critical: report," 23 July 2018 Austin slid into second base in the third and spiked shortstop Brock Holt’s lower calf. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Bad Blood Between the Yankees and the Red Sox Is Good for Baseball," 12 Apr. 2018 There is now a line of spiked sorbets and ice creams — once sold only in Las Vegas — that has become available nationwide. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There," 25 June 2018 Four other towers are climbing nearby, making 181 Fremont seem like part of a thicket rather than the architectural lightning rod suggested by the diagonal beams that culminate in a 50-foot spiked spire at one corner. John King, SFChronicle.com, "New nimble, frisky SoMa tower fits neatly into surroundings," 6 July 2018 Initially, his deeds and words are obvious, solicitous and spiked with gentle teasing. New York Times, "Review: In ‘Breath,’ Tasty Waves and Gnomic Truths," 31 May 2018 His 1oth strikeout came against Jake Marisnick on a spiked breaking ball. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros spoil Charlie Morton's gem in loss to Rays," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of spiked

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of spiked

: having sharp points : formed into points

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