1. A little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the bark of a plant, etc.; a spine.
2. A kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some branches of trade.
3. A sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds. [Eng.]
Pric·kle, v. t. To prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points.
Felt a horror over me creep,
Prickle skin, and catch my breath. --Tennyson.
n : a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf [syn: spine, thorn,
v 1: cause a prickling sensation [syn: prick]
2: cause a stinging or tingling sensation [syn: tingle]
3: make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The
nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample" [syn: