Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a spike or some aspect of one.

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  • adj. resembling a spike

Etymologies

spike +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another was the hoat, a puma-sized predator that impaled its prey on spikelike teeth that grew horizontally from its expansive mouth and flattened jaws.

    Dirge

  • Long stalactites menaced my head, and nasty little spikelike formations underfoot threatened to impale me if I should slip and fall.

    Perseus Spur

  • Aziz then turned to Yassin, who was sticking a long spikelike object through one of the holes he had drilled.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #1

  • Position these spikelike poles at about 30-40 cm intervals in a band about 2 meters wide for a barrier to elephants.

    8: Plant protection and pest control

  • In all species, the males are smaller than the females and bear tiny spikelike horns.

    26 Mouse Deer

  • Maize, millet, and sorghum push thorugh the soil with spikelike tips which aid emergence.

    Chapter 8

  • Maize's large seeds and spikelike emergence gives it the best clod-handling ability of the reference crops.

    Chapter 8

  • It was now near the end of the day and the time he reached the first spikelike branch which gave him an opportunity to rest, the sun was preparing its pyrotechnics of Florida eventide.

    The Plunderer

  • "Another was the hoat, a puma-sized predator that impaled its prey on spikelike teeth that grew horizontally from its expansive mouth and flattened jaws.

    Dirge

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