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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prod  \Prod\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prodded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Prodding}.] 
  To  thrust  some  pointed  instrument  into  to  prick  with 
  something  sharp;  as  to  prod  a  soldier  with  a  bayonet;  to 
  prod  oxen;  hence  to  goad,  to  incite,  to  worry;  as  to  prod  a 
  student.  --H.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prod  \Prod\,  n.  [Cf.  Gael.  &  Ir  brod  goad,  prickle,  sting,  and 
  E.  brad,  also  W.  procio  to  poke,  thrust.] 
  1.  A  pointed  instrument  for  pricking  or  puncturing,  as  a 
  goad,  an  awl,  a  skewer,  etc 
 
  2.  A  prick  or  stab  which  a  pointed  instrument. 
 
  3.  A  light  kind  of  crossbow;  --  in  the  sense  often  spelled 
  prodd.  --Fairholt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prod 
  n  1:  a  verbalization  that  encourages  you  to  attempt  something 
  [syn:  {goad},  {goading},  {prodding},  {urging},  {spur},  {spurring}] 
  2:  a  pointed  instrument  used  to  prod  into  motion  [syn:  {goad}] 
  v  1:  to  push  against  gently  [syn:  {nudge},  {poke  at}] 
  2:  urge  on  cause  to  act  [syn:  {incite},  {egg  on}] 
  3:  poke  or  thrust  abruptly;  "he  jabbed  his  finger  into  her 
  ribs"  [syn:  {jab},  {stab},  {poke},  {dig}] 




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