What is another word for spikes?

Pronunciation: [spˈa͡ɪks] (IPA)

In sports, spikes are commonly referred to as cleats, studs or pins. These are the protrusions on the soles of shoes that help athletes gain traction on a grassy or muddy field. Spikes can also refer to sharp objects, such as thorns or spears. Other synonyms for spikes include prongs, barbs, points, needles, spines, and protrusions. In the realm of technology, spikes can refer to sudden surges in data or website traffic. These sudden increases can also be described as surges, spikes, or influxes. No matter the context, spikes are generally associated with sharpness, suddenness, and an upward trend.

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Usage examples for Spikes

At Edwin's suggestion he clambered over first, and then Tom raised the young creature boldly until she was clear of the iron spikes.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
Jake will have that plate pinned down before your spikes are in!
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
We may here remark that Paul Hentzner in his "Travels in England," written in 1598, says in speaking of London Bridge:-"Upon this is built a tower, on whose top the heads of such as have been executed for high treason are placed on iron spikes; we counted about thirty."
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews

Famous quotes with Spikes

  • Your spikes, which were really quite long then, would catch the material of the track and your shoe would get heavier. I was simply filing them down and rubbing some graphite on the spikes. I thought I would run more effectively.
    Roger Bannister
  • In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate suspicious gas price spikes.
    Lois Capps
  • The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
    Ty Cobb
  • One of the remarkable things about my career is that it has been marked by steady, incremental progress. No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls, either.
    Phil Hartman
  • Every player has the option to have metal spikes or other spikes or whatever they feel most comfortable in.
    Bernhard Langer

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