• WordNet 3.6
    • n sticker a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
    • n sticker a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
    • n sticker an adhesive label
    • n sticker a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two in every three car buyers pays the sticker price without arguing.
    • Sticker (Mus) In the organ, a small wooden rod which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
    • Sticker One who, or that which, sticks; as, a bill sticker .
    • Sticker Same as Paster, 2.
    • Sticker That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The official, neutral name of Switzerland, which has multiple official languages, is the latin "Confederation Helvetica", or the Helvetic Confederation, thus the "CH" on license plates, stickers and e-mail addresses.
    • n sticker One who or that which sticks or stabs; especially, one who kills swine or other animals by sticking or stabbing.
    • n sticker An anglers' gaff.
    • n sticker A sharp remark or an embarrassing question, intended or adapted to silence or pose a person.
    • n sticker One who adheres, clings, or sticks to anything.
    • n sticker One who sticks, or causes to adhere, as by pasting.
    • n sticker Same as paster, 2.
    • n sticker An article of merchandise which sticks by the dealer and does not meet with a ready sale.
    • n sticker In organ-building, a wooden rod serving to transmit motion between the ends of two reciprocating levers. Stickers are usually held in place by pins in their ends, which work freely in holes or slots in the lever-ends. See cut under organ.
    • n sticker plural The arms of a crank-axis employed to change the plane and direction of a reciprocating motion. For distinction the arms are thus named when they act by compression, and are called trackers when they act by tension. The axis is termed a roller.
    • n sticker In wood-working, another name for a molding-machine: often described by the work done, as door-sticker, sash-sticker; and also by the number of cutter-heads employed and the work done, as one-aide, two-side, or four-side sticker, meaning that the machine cuts a molding on one, two, or four sides of any piece of wood. The sash-sticker is also adapted to plowing out and boring the groove for the sash-cord, when it is called a sash-sticking and -plowing machine: often called sticking-machine. It is essentially a molding-machine employing cutter-heads in various positions and is used for a great variety of work. See molding-machine, 1.
    • n sticker A needle with a double lance-shaped point, used for pricking the skin to secure a drop of blood for examination.
    • n sticker In cricket, a batsman who plays entirely on the defensive; a ‘stone-waller.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sticker one who kills pigs, &c.: one who sticks to anything
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stecan (assumed); Ger. stechen, Dut. steken; also A.S. stician, Ger. stecken, to set, stick fast.


In literature:

Get that damned toad-sticker out of me, can't you.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Scene twenty-seven is the sticker.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
It's a regular pig-sticker, my knife, and I'll bet they feel it.
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
I'm a sticker I want you to know.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
It was as thick as hay and full of stickers, but I worked my way through.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Nobody but a wooden foreman and a pair of lead-headed type-stickers.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
Trennahan elevated one foot to a massive stone and plucked the "stickers" from his trousers.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
A small wave of custom men hung stickers on my luggage, peeked into one or two for conformity's sake, and waved me through.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Give him the toad-sticker, Mark, and let him get to work.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
Uncle Sam's Navy is in the box; Von Tirpitz's best sticker is at the bat.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy

In poetry:

Mayhap I'm prejudiced; mayhap I'm wise
To judge a fresh acquaintance by his eyes.
But show me one who has a dogs' straight look,
And I can read that fellow like a book.
I know him for a man who'd be a friend,
A mate, a sticker to the very end.
"Dogs" by C J Dennis

In news:

They're sticklers about stickers in Nebraska's Dakota County.
When Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves in March it carried a price that threw most gamers into sticker coma: $249.
Free admission to Skirball Cultural Center with 'I Voted' sticker or ballot stub .
This local media organization (they call it a project) make those nifty bumper stickers you see on bikes and cars around town that say things like, "Sustainable farmers do it forever," and, "Creativity before consumption".
Tired of sticker shock when the check arrives.
But Mr Sexton said that cars that are double-parked without blocking sweepers will not get a sticker.
Surely you've seen the bumper stickers, visited the website or, perhaps, worn the T-shirt.
A sticker SEPTA uses to cut down on fraud with its Transpasses has caused an unusual problem.
Streetfest Tickets,Dark Knight Rises Movies Passes, Tumbler Stickers And T-Shirts-Stuff You Can Win On The KLAQ Morning Show.
I found some removable garage sale round stickers at Target.
McDonald's customers soon will encounter the kind of consumer response now reserved for the purchase of a new car or designer shoes: sticker shock.
Apart from a Coast Guard sticker on a window, there isn't much left of the Wicca to suggest it was once afloat.
The inflated mileage was uncovered in an audit of test results by the Environmental Protection Agency, which ordered the Korean automakers to replace fuel economy stickers on the affected cars.
For college students attending one of the 14 schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the opportunity to vote Nov 6 comes down to a sticker.
Health inspectors gave green stickers to.

In science:

This is because when the length difference between the two stickers increases, the energy cost of keeping the short and long stickers in close proximity increases.
Lateral phase separation of confined membranes
When the stickers binding energy UC is less than the critical binding energy U < UC , the short and long stickers segregate into distinct domains while when U > UC , the stickers become mixed.
Lateral phase separation of confined membranes
When the length between short and long stickers zba as well as the width of the stickers potential zwe increases, the two types of stickers separate into two distinct domains at smaller critical binding energy UC .
Lateral phase separation of confined membranes
Let us now consider membranes with short, intermediate and long stickers near to the substrate.
Lateral phase separation of confined membranes
Once analyzing the effective critical potential depth, one can retrieve the critical point of the stickers binding energy.
Lateral phase separation of confined membranes