Spick (?), n. [Cf. Sw. spik. See Spike a nail.]
A spike or nail.
Spick and span, quite new; that is, as new as a spike or nail just made and a chip just split; brand-new; as, a spick and span novelty. See Span-new.
<-- now hypehnated, and more commonly meaning spotlessly clean -->
© Webster 1913.