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Spike meaning

spike - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; " the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
  2. 2. manifest a sharp increase; " the voltage spiked"
  3. 3. bring forth a spike or spikes; " my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
  4. 4. secure with spikes
  5. 5. A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.
  6. 6. Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
  7. 7. An ear of corn or grain.
  8. 8. A kind of flower cluster in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
  9. 9. To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks.
  10. 10. To set or furnish with spikes.
  11. 11. To fix on a spike.
  12. 12. To stop the vent of ( a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it.
  13. 13. Spike lavender. See Lavender.
  14. 14. An ear of corn or anything like it; pointed rod; large nail.
  15. 15. To fasten with a spike; stop the vent of with a spike.

spike - examples of usage

  1. When a pair had to be lifted down, a long bamboo, with a spike at right angles to the end, was placed under the string. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Presently, after a little time of silence, I bent forward and asked him to pass me up the spike. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. His cat was not so careful, and she was almost hit by one of the spike poles when the man threw it down, and she scampered home as fast as she could go. - "The Doers", William John Hopkins.
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