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  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.
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Origin of pricket

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at prick, -et
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Historical Examples

  • But the Pricket was so much excited to hear of other Deer that he entreated his mother to go where the Partridge had told them.

    The Story of a Red Deer

    J. W. Fortescue

  • And, to humour the ignorant, call I the deer the princess killed a pricket.

British Dictionary definitions for pricket


  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
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Word Origin

C14 priket, from prik prick
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