- a small spike on which to stick a candle
- a candlestick having such a spike
- a male fallow deer in his second year, with unbranched antlers
Origin of pricketMiddle English pryket, diminutive : see prick
- a. A small point or spike for holding a candle upright.b. A candlestick having such a spike.
- A male deer in its second year, before the antlers branch.
Origin of pricketMiddle English priket, diminutive of prik, prick, prick; see prick.