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English definition of “spike”


noun [C]     /spaɪk/
a long, thin piece of metal, wood, etc with a sharp point at one endSharp and blunt
spiky adjective covered with spikes or having that appearance: spiky hair Sharp and blunt
(Definition of spike noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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