Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
PRICKET, n. Also †preikett. Sc. usage: a pinnacle or small spire on a building, a pointed finial (Abd. 1949).
Fif. 1705 D. Cook Annals Pittenweem 124:
Ordained to be taken to-morrow at 11 o'clock in the forenoon to the preikett, and there to stand with a paper on his breast, bearing “A false and scandalous reproacher.” Sc. 1708 Records Conv. Burghs (1880) 468:
The said tolbuith and steeple with the pricket thereof consisting of six storry high. Mry. 1725 L. Shaw Hist. Moray (1882) II. 275:
The pricket or top of the steeple was by storm blown over and broke these couples. Per. 1845 Stat. Acc.2 X. 105:
In 1767 the pricket received a new covering of lead.
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