[ prik-it ]
/ ˈprɪk ɪt /


a sharp metal point on which to stick a candle.
a candlestick with one or more such points.
a buck in his second year.


Origin of pricket

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at prick, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pricket


/ (ˈprɪkɪt) /


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

Word Origin for pricket

C14 priket, from prik prick
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