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Main Entry: 1spike
Pronunciation: primarystressspimacrk
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English spike "a large nail"; probably of Scandinavian origin
1 : a very large nail
2 a : one of the metal objects set in the sole and heel of a shoe (as a baseball shoe) to prevent slipping b plural : a pair of shoes having spikes
3 : an unbranched antler of a young deer
4 : the act or an instance of spiking (as in volleyball)
5 : a pointed element (as in a graph)
[spike illustration]

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