Meaning of prickle

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.
  1. to tingle as if pricked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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