Meaning of pricking-up in English:


Pronunciation /ˌprɪkɪŋˈʌp/


  • 1Building
    The scoring of a first coat of plaster so as to afford a hold for the next; (the application of) a first coat of plaster which is afterwards to be so scored.

  • 2The action of turning up (especially willow) stakes after their insertion in the base of a basket.


Late 18th century. From pricking + up, in sense 1 after to prick up.