Word of the Day – Pritch

By April 7, 2021Word of the Day

Pritch (noun)

pr-ich

A sharp-pointed tool or implement; specifically †(a) English regional (East Anglian) a tool for making stake-holes; (also) an eel-spear (obsolete); (b) English regional (western) a prop for a cart.Compare “prick”.

Old English (in an earlier sense). Variant (with palatalized consonant) of prick.

Example sentences

“The holes were made at intervals with a pritch.”

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