poker spine pok·er spine (pō’kər)
Stiff spine resulting from widespread joint immobility or overwhelming muscle spasm.
/ˈpəʊkəˌwɜːk/ noun 1. the art of decorating wood or leather by burning a design with a heated metal point; pyrography 2. artefacts decorated in this way
Related Terms jiggery-pokery
[pohk-weed] /ˈpoʊkˌwid/ noun 1. a tall herb, Phytolacca americana, of North America, having juicy purple berries and a purple root used in medicine, and young edible shoots resembling asparagus. /ˈpəʊkˌwiːd/ noun 1. a tall North American plant, Phytolacca americana, that has small white flowers, juicy purple berries, and a poisonous purple root used medicinally: family […]
[poh-kee] /ˈpoʊ ki/ adjective, pokier, pokiest, noun, plural pokeys. 1. . n. “jail,” 1919, of uncertain origin; Barnhart says perhaps altered from pogie “poorhouse” (1891), which itself is of unknown origin. noun A jail; clink, slammer: My thoughts centered around the prospect of the ”Pokey” [1919+; origin unknown] adjective Related Terms hokey-pokey