Meaning of spike

Definition of spike

sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
a very high narrow heel on women's shoes
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"
a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)
a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of the spikes impaled him"
any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
a large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"
(verb) stand in the way of
pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
secure with spikes
bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"

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