Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rail-laying, a workman who drives the spikes.
“A small robocraft called a spiker, one of several controlled by the mothership, would then fly up and zap the errant iceberg in a calculated pattern, producing jets of superheated steam that would thrust it into a safer orbit.”
“I thought 'spiker' was a good choice and I even put out a plug for it in one my posts.”
“The shorter and spiker and more shaved your hair is, the harsher it makes you look, as you age.”
“A power play where the spiker launches into a backflip before meeting the ball with his foot at the highest point of its arc.”
“A spiker would step over to the next animal and spike it, too.”
“Ben is the setter who thinks of the game as chess, Chon is the spiker who goes for the kill.”
“I played recreational volleyball two different periods, in past years, and was a terrific “spiker” at the net.”
“Perhaps the rest of this nasty little spiker won't get eaten by the parrot after all.”
“The chief spiker was ready; the gauger stooped and measured; the sledges rang.”
“Callopy, the famous spiker, who had put many a player out of the game for weeks at a time, strode into the batter's place, and he, too, was not at the moment making any funny remarks.”
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