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Spike, spikes, or spiking may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]



Film and television[edit]



Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • Spike (botany), a kind of inflorescence in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis
  • Spike (neuroscience), or action potential
  • SPIKES, a clinical protocol used to break bad news to patients
  • Spike protein, a structure projecting from the surface of an enveloped virus, which binds to host cells
  • Spine (zoology), a hard, needle-like anatomical structure



People with the name or stage name[edit]

In film[edit]

In music[edit]

In professional wrestling[edit]




Mechanical devices[edit]

  • Cleat (shoe), a protrusion on the sole of a shoe to provide traction
    • Track spikes, lightweight shoes with spikes screwed into their bottom, or spike plate
  • Nail (fastener), or spike, especially one over ten inches (25 cm) long
  • Spike strip, a device used to impede or stop the movement of wheeled vehicles
  • Spindle (stationery), an upright spike used to hold papers

Other uses in technology[edit]

  • Spike (missile) an Israeli fourth generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM)
  • Voltage spike, also called an electrical surge, an electronic glitch
  • Touch hole or "Spiking the guns", rendering a muzzle-loading gun temporarily inoperable by driving a nail into the vent

Other uses[edit]

  • Spike, to add alcohol or another recreational drug to a typically non-alcoholic drink or foodstuff
  • Spike, a colloquial name for a workhouse

See also[edit]