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Meaning of PRICKING

Pronunciation:  'priking

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"
 

PRICKING is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: prick
 
 See Also: puncture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prick"ing\, n.
1. The act of piercing or puncturing with a sharp point.
   ``There is that speaketh like the prickings of a sword.''
   --Prov. xii. 18 [1583].

2. (Far.)
   (a) The driving of a nail into a horse's foot so as to
       produce lameness.
   (b) Same as {Nicking}.

3. A sensation of being pricked. --Shak.

4. The mark or trace left by a hare's foot; a prick; also,
   the act of tracing a hare by its footmarks. [Obs.]

5. Dressing one's self for show; prinking. [Obs.]

 

 

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