Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having one or more projecting sharp points.
  • adj. Grouchy or cross in temperament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having spikes, spiny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a spike; spikelike.
  • adj. Having a sharp point, or sharp points; furnished or armed with spikes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape of a spike; having a sharp point or points; spike-like.
  • Set with spikes; covered with spikes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or as if having especially high-pitched spots

Etymologies

spike +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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