spike

  1. a transient variation in voltage or current
  2. sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
  3. (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
  4. a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall
  5. a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
  6. any holding device consisting of a long sharp-pointed ob......

    Spike

    • (n.) Anything resembling such a nail in shape. • (v. t.) To fix on a spike. • (n.) A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward. • (v. t.) To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it. • (n.) Spike lavender. See Lavender. • (v. t.) To...
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    Spike

    (also 'cleat') sharp tong(s) on the bottom of golf shoes to help keep a player's feet from slipping
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    spike

    (from the article `inflorescence`) A spike is a raceme, but the flowers develop directly from the stem and are not borne on pedicels, as in barley (Hordeum)....unbranched axis (see photograph). Each flower terminates a short stalk called a pedicel. The main axis has indeterminate growth; therefore, its ... [2 related articles]
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    spike

    (from the article `mass spectrometry`) ...spectrometry may be used to measure with high sensitivity trace amounts of an element through the technique of isotope dilution. A small, measured ... ...and by measuring the ratio of natural to enriched isotopes in adjacent beams, the number of daughter isotopes can be readily determined. The ....
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    spike

    (from the article `volleyball`) ...of each half of the court indicates the point in front of which a back court player may not drive the ball over the net from a position above the ...
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    spike

    (spīk) a sharp upward deflection in a curve or tracing, as on the encephalogram. the attachment of an intravenous infusion set to the bag containing the solution.
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    spike

    verb bring forth a spike or spikes; `my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now`
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    spike

    noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; `spikes provide greater traction`
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    Spike

    [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] Within the series` narrative, William was an unsuccessful aspiring poet in the Victorian era who was mocked and called `William the Bloody` because of his `bloody awful` poetry. Sired by the vampire Drusilla (Juliet Landau), William became an unusually passionate and romantic vampire, being very violent and ready ...
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    Spike

    [character] Albums produced by Mick Jagger ...
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    Spike

    [DC Thomson] Spike was a British comics anthology that ran from (issues dates) 22 January 1983 to 28 April 1984. 67 Issues. Published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, it was a traditional `action comic for boys`, with many of its strips revolving around football. Its strips included: ...
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    Spike

    [gridiron football] In gridiron football, a spike of the ball is a play in which the quarterback intentionally throws the ball at the ground immediately after the snap. A spike is technically an incomplete pass, and therefore, it has the effect of stopping the clock and exhausting a down. A spike is performed when the offensive team is cond...
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    Spike

    [journalism] In journalistic parlance, spiking refers to withholding a story from publication for reasons pertaining to its veracity (whether or not it conforms to the facts). Spiking is relatively rare and usually happens late in the editing process (after the assigning editor has signed off on it). It is only required when a simple edit o...
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    Spike

    [missile] Spike is an Israeli fourth generation man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile with a tandem-charged HEAT warhead, developed and designed by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and in service with a number of nations. As well as engaging and destroying targets within the line...
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    Spike

    [nickname] Spike is the nickname of: ...
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    Spike

    [stagecraft] In stagecraft, a spike is a marking, usually made with a piece of tape (although some houses (theatres) use paint pens), put on or around the stage. This marking is used to show the correct position for set pieces, furniture, actors and other items which move during the course of a performance and are required to stop or be pla...
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    Spike

    [TV network] Spike`s programming reaches approximately 98.7 million pay television subscribers in the United States. Spike is also available in Canada. As of 2006, Spike`s viewership was almost half women (45%), although many of them are reported to be watching it with male partners or family members, or were watching the CSI franchise. The...
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    Spike

    [video game] Spike is a 1983 platformer game for the Vectrex video game system. It is one of the first games to use speech – Molly, the damsel in distress, says `Help!` ==Gameplay== The player must navigate a tiny creature named Spike through chasms and ladders while avoiding enemies and endless pits. The player must collect Molly`s bows ...
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    Spike

    [video gaming] In online video games (especially MMORPGs), the term spike is generally used to describe a tactic in which a player or group of players deals a large amount of damage to a target simultaneously. This term is derived from `damage spike`, which is an abrupt, sharp increase in damage. The goal is to overwhelm the target`s healin...
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    Spike

    [Welsh guitarist] Mark Williams more commonly known as Spike or Spike Williams is a Welsh guitarist and co-founder of South Wales` record label, Z Block Records. He was a member of the Cardiff-based band Reptile Ranch. ==Career history== In May 1979, Z Block set up a base in Splott, Cardiff, where they set about organising the city`s first ...
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    Spike

    Spike noun [ Akin to LG. spiker , spieker , a large nail, Dutch spijker , Swedish spik , Danish spiger , Icelandic spīk ; all perhaps from Latin spica a point, an ear of grain; but in the sense of nail more likely akin to English spoke o...
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    Spike

    Spike transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Spiked ; present participle & verbal noun Spiking .] 1. To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks. 2. To set or furnish with spikes. ...
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    Spike

    A bolt, pin or nail used to hold rails, or plates connected to the rails (known as tie plates), to sleepers (ties).
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    Spike

    A flower structure in which individual flowers are clustered along a vertical stem.
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