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prick•le



Pronunciation: (prik'ul), [key]
n., v., -led, -ling.


n.
1. a sharp point.
2. a small, pointed process growing from the bark of a plant.
3. a sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal; a spine.
4. a pricking sensation.

v.t.
1. to prick lightly.
2. to cause a pricking or tingling sensation in.

v.i.
to tingle as if pricked.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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