\ ˈspīkt How to pronounce spiked (audio) , 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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The spiked seltzer industry also fits nicely as gluten-fee offering, with Angry Orchard Cider having the potential to be a ‘‘cash cow’’ for the company, Levy said. Bailey Lipschultz, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Beer’s spiked seltzer drives latest sales boom," 22 July 2019 French jewelry house Sterle created a spiked and fluid Star Trek-like necklace in the early 1960s that is now part of the collection of Stephen Russell. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How the Moon Landing Changed Jewelry History," 17 July 2019 There were two tiny feet and three pairs of big feet, two with spiked high heels which took short steps. Silvina Ocampo, The New Yorker, "Skylight," 11 July 2019 Tobin Shea, the bartender behind the cocktail series at Redbird, a restaurant in the Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles, takes the idea of a spiked coffee a few steps further. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "In Praise of the Morning Cocktail," 25 June 2019 All the spiked works were critical of Trump or issues closely tied to his administration. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, "Viral Trump critic and Canadian cartoonist loses his freelance contract with publisher," 30 June 2019 But Vanderbilt would extend their lead to 3-0 after a pair of spiked breaking balls from righty Jack Weisenburger in the top of the sixth got past catcher Joe Donovan, each scoring runs. Detroit Free Press, "College World Series: Michigan baseball has pieces in place for winner-take-all Game 3," 26 June 2019 The little spiked tykes aren’t common to the home kitchen. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Preparing uni and lobster," 19 June 2019 Herbs like basil and rosemary also show up in spiked seltzer flavors as do refreshing veggies like cucumber. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Alcoholic seltzer: Everything you need to know about summer 2019's buzziest drink," 14 June 2019

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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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