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Spike vs. Spine

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Spikenoun

A sort of very large nail.

Spinenoun

The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.

Spikenoun

A piece of pointed metal etc. set with points upward or outward.

‘The trap was lined with spikes.’;

Spinenoun

Something resembling a backbone, such as a ridge, or a long, central structure from which other structures radiate.

Spikenoun

Anything resembling such a nail in shape.

Spinenoun

The narrow, bound edge of a book.

Spikenoun

An ear of corn or grain.

Spinenoun

A pointed, fairly rigid protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.

Spikenoun

(botany) A kind of inflorescence in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.

Spinenoun

The heartwood of trees.

Spikenoun

A running shoe with spikes in the sole to provide grip.

Spinenoun

(figurative) Courage or assertiveness.

Spikenoun

A sharp peak in a graph.

Spinenoun

The stiffness of an arrow.

Spikenoun

A surge in power or in the price of a commodity etc.

Spinenoun

A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.

Spikenoun

The long, narrow part of a high-heeled shoe that elevates the heel.

Spinenoun

A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal.

Spikenoun

A long nail for storing papers by skewering them; (by extension) the metaphorical place where rejected newspaper articles are sent.

Spinenoun

The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; - so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebræ.

Spikenoun

(volleyball) An attack from, usually, above the height of the net performed with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.

Spinenoun

Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.

Spikenoun

(zoology) An adolescent male deer.

Spinenoun

the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord;

‘the fall broke his back’;

Spikenoun

The casual ward of a workhouse.

Spinenoun

any pointed projection

Spikenoun

Spike lavender.

‘oil of spike’;

Spinenoun

a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf

Spikenoun

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Spinenoun

a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

Spikeverb

To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails.

‘to spike down planks’;

Spinenoun

a series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone

‘a soft voice that sent a shiver down her spine’;

Spikeverb

To set or furnish with spikes.

Spinenoun

the central feature or main source of strength of something

‘players of high quality who will form the spine of our side’; ‘Puerto Rico's mountainous spine’;

Spikeverb

To embed nails into (a tree) so that any attempt to cut it down will damage equipment or injure people.

Spinenoun

resolution or strength of character.

Spikeverb

To fix on a spike.

Spinenoun

the part of a book's jacket or cover that encloses the inner edges of the pages, facing outwards when the book is on a shelf and typically bearing the title and the author's name.

Spikeverb

To discard; to decide not to publish or make public.

Spinenoun

any hard, pointed defensive projection or structure, such as a prickle of a hedgehog, a spike-like projection on a sea urchin, a sharp ray in a fish's fin, or a spike on the stem of a plant.

Spikeverb

To increase sharply.

‘Traffic accidents spiked in December when there was ice on the roads.’;

Spinenoun

a linear pay scale operated by some large organizations that allows flexibility for local and specific conditions.

Spikeverb

To covertly put alcohol or another intoxicating substance into a drink.

‘She spiked my lemonade with vodka!’;

Spinenoun

a tall mass of viscous lava extruded from a volcano

‘the Mt Pelee spine was exceptional only for its extreme height—over 300 metres’;

Spikeverb

To add a small amount of one substance to another.

‘The water sample to be tested has been spiked with arsenic, antimony, mercury, and lead in quantities commonly found in industrial effluents.’;

Spikeverb

(volleyball) To attack from, usually, above the height of the net with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.

Spikeverb

(military) To render (a gun) unusable by driving a metal spike into its touch hole.

Spikeverb

(football slang) To slam the football to the ground, usually in celebration of scoring a touchdown, or to stop expiring time on the game clock after snapping the ball as to save time for the losing team to attempt to score the tying or winning points.

Spikenoun

A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.

Spikenoun

Anything resembling such a nail in shape.

‘He wears on his head the corona radiata . . . ; the spikes that shoot out represent the rays of the sun.’;

Spikenoun

An ear of corn or grain.

Spikenoun

A kind of flower cluster in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.

Spikenoun

Spike lavender. See Lavender.

Spikeverb

To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks.

Spikeverb

To set or furnish with spikes.

Spikeverb

To fix on a spike.

Spikeverb

To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it.

Spikenoun

a transient variation in voltage or current

Spikenoun

sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes;

‘spikes provide greater traction’;

Spikenoun

fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Spikenoun

(botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis

Spikenoun

a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline;

‘the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor’;

Spikenoun

a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall

Spikenoun

a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)

Spikenoun

any holding device consisting of a long sharp-pointed object

Spikenoun

a long metal nail

Spikeverb

stand in the way of

Spikeverb

pierce with a sharp stake or point;

‘impale a shrimp on a skewer’;

Spikeverb

secure with spikes

Spikeverb

bring forth a spike or spikes;

‘my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now’;

Spikeverb

add alcohol beverages

Spikeverb

manifest a sharp increase;

‘the voltage spiked’;

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