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According to WordNet, the noun "spike" has 11 sense(s).

104276050 any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order".

113133438 (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis.

113133613 fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn.

104276404 a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur).

104276249 a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of the spikes impaled him".

107479366 a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor".

104276531 each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves); "the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game"; "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens".

104275661 sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction".

104276808 a very high narrow heel on women's shoes.

104275904 a large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie".

107308450 a transient variation in voltage or current.

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