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Definitions of spike:

part of speech: noun

An ear of grain: ( bot.) an inflorescence, of which the flowers are sessile, or issue directly from a simple undivided axis.

part of speech: verb

To fasten with spikes or large nails; to set with spikes; to stop the vent of a cannon with a spike or long nail.

part of speech: noun

A small pointed rod: a large nail.

part of speech: verb transitive

To set with spikes: to stop the vent of with a spike.

part of speech: noun

A kind of large nail; any sharp, slender object; as, the spikes in a fence; a certain kind of flower cluster; an ear of grain.

part of speech: noun

A large nail; a pointed bar of iron, sometimes of wood; in bot., an inflorescence consisting of numerous flowers, sessile, on an axis or single stem, as in the wheat and lavender.

part of speech: verb transitive

To fasten or equip with large nails or sharp points; to run through with a sharp point; to close the mouth of by plugging; said of cannon.

part of speech: adjective


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