\ 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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First Known Use of spiked

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Sep 2021

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“Spiked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiked. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spiked

: having sharp points : formed into points

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