What does the word prickle mean?

    Part of speech: verb

  • Prickly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Prickliness.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To prick slightly in many places; have a diffused stinging sensation.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A small, sharp point, as on a thistle.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A stinging sensation.

Usage examples for prickle

  1. But catching sight of me, he nodded very friendly, and sitting on a heap of stones a yard or two away, began to draw off his boot, and search for a prickle, that it seem'd had got into it. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  2. Kirby felt an involuntary chill prickle up his back. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  3. The Frau pours on the liniment with generous measure and rubs me till I prickle with it, and feel for all the world like a wet newspaper caught in a wire fence. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck