[ stik-er ]
/ ˈstɪk ər /
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a person or thing that sticks.
an adhesive label.
Informal. sticker price.
something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one.
Slang. a knife, especially one used as a weapon by a criminal.
a worker who kills animals in a slaughterhouse by piercing the jugular vein with a pointed instrument.
a bur, thorn, or the like.
of or relating to the sticker price of an automobile: Customers are experiencing sticker shock at the high price of new cars.
verb (used with object)
to place a sticker on.
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British Dictionary definitions for sticker
/ (ˈstɪkə) /
an adhesive label, poster, or paper
a person or thing that sticks
a persevering or industrious person
something prickly, such as a thorn, that clings to one's clothing, etc
informal something that perplexes
informal a knife used for stabbing or piercing
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