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pricket

[ prik-it ]
/ ˈprɪk ɪt /
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noun
a sharp metal point on which to stick a candle.
a candlestick with one or more such points.
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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British Dictionary definitions for pricket

pricket
/ (ˈprɪkɪt) /

noun
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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