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Spike

Order ticket that shows the stock, price, number of shares, type, and account of the order. Origin: Practice of placing the ticket on a metal spike upon execution or cancellation. Spike is also a sudden, drastic increase in a company's share price.

spike

A sudden, short-term change in the price of a security that just as suddenly returns close to its previous level. For example, a stock that has consistently traded in a $10 to $12 per share range may suddenly move to a price of $14 and then return to $12. The sudden rise to the $14 price is a spike.
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Spikys feature rubber straps which fit over shoes and boots to prevent slipping.
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He has never had spiky black hair or indeed owned or worn black and green boots.
But for some reason the deputy head thinks a bit of spiky hair is 'extreme' and doesn't conform to the school rules.
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He was of skinny build with black spiky hair and had a scar by his ear.
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