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


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


A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.


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



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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.


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