Prick"er (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a sharp point; a prickle.

2.

One who spurs forward; a light horseman.

The prickers, who rode foremost, . . . halted. Sir W. Scott.

3.

A priming wire; a priming needle, -- used in blasting and gunnery.

Knight.

4. Naut.

A small marline spike having generally a wooden handle, -- used in sailmaking.

R. H. Dana, Ir.

 

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