Definition of pricket in English:
1A male fallow deer in its second year, having straight, unbranched horns.
- A young pricket approaches and the buck reacts violently.
- I had a white fallow pricket on the estate I'd keepered before this one, and he was gorgeous, didn't stand out as much as you might imagine in the undergrowth either.
2 historical A spike for holding a candle.
- The earliest candlesticks held candles on a pricket (pointed spike) and are attributed to the 16th century.
- Before the 17th century, when molded candles were introduced, beeswax candles were always fixed to prickets, or spikes.
Words that rhyme with pricketcricket, midwicket, picket, picquet, piquet, snicket, thicket, ticket, wicket
Definition of pricket in:
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