- 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: ME pryket, dim.: see prick
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- a. A small point or spike for holding a candle upright.b. A candlestick having such a spike.
- A buck in its second year, before the antlers branch.
Origin: Middle English priket, diminutive of prik, prick, prick; see prick.