verb (used with object), prick·led, prick·ling.
verb (used without object), prick·led, prick·ling.
Words nearby prickle
OTHER WORDS FROM prickleun·prick·led, adjective
Examples from the Web for prickle
The leaf was described to me as having a prickle upon it, and the flower as of a yellow colour.
Miss Margot looked as if she might—under provocation—display a prickle or two of her own!Big Game|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It bears a round Bur, with a sort of Prickle, which is the Seed.A New Voyage to Carolina|John Lawson
A gasp of amazement, a prickle, a shudder, ran over the skin of that susceptible assembly."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
Not the prickle induced by the enemy installations, it was a real coded call picked up by his sonic, and one he knew.Key Out of Time|Andre Alice Norton