Prod (?), n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.]

1.

A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.

2.

A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.

3.

A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd.

Fairholt.

 

© Webster 1913.


Prod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prodded (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Prodding.]

To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student.

H. Taylor.

 

© Webster 1913.

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