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