(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a sharp point; a prickle.
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2. One who spurs forward; a light horseman.
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The prickers, who rode foremost, . . . halted.
Sir W. Scott.
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3. A priming wire; a priming needle, -- used in blasting and gunnery. Knight.
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4. (Naut.) A small marline spike having generally a wooden handle, -- used in sailmaking. R. H. Dana, Ir.
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