pricket

[prik-it]
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noun
  1. a sharp metal point on which to stick a candle.
  2. a candlestick with one or more such points.
  3. a buck in his second year.

Origin of pricket

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at prick, -et
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Related Words for pricket

candelabra, sconce, pricket, candelabrum, menorah

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British Dictionary definitions for pricket

pricket

noun
  1. a male deer in the second year of life having unbranched antlers
  2. a sharp metal spike on which to stick a candle
  3. a candlestick having such a spike

Word Origin for pricket

C14 priket, from prik prick
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