• (adj): Suitable for cutting or piercing.
    Example: "The piercing needle"
    Synonyms: incisive
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on piercing:

List Of Minor Blackadder Characters - Millicent
... She wears a ridiculously large bonnet with a feather and has a piercing cackle of a laugh that forces Blackadder to wear a pair of earmuffs ... a lot of money from Ralph and orders them to leave, causing Millicent to storm out, replacing her piercing laugh for a piercing sob ...
Snug (piercing)
... A snug (or antihelix piercing) is a piercing passing through the anti-helix of the ear from the medial to lateral surfaces ...
Lip Sewing - In The Media
... I wanted to try play piercing, and since I’m very bad at piercing, I had been looking for a piercer who would be interested in doing it for me ... day! I hadn’t expected to be asked to do it so soon, but because I wanted to try play piercing really badly, and I couldn’t find any other ... that experience, but it remains important because it was the first time I did a play piercing, and because of it, I immediately knew it was something I wanted to continue to explore ...
Legal Status Of Tattooing In The United States - Virginia
... anyone from tattooing or performing body piercing on a person under age 18, knowing or having reason to believe that the person is under 18 except in the ... Excludes ear piercing as a form of body piercing ...
Myth Busters (2007 Season) - Episode 88 – "Trail Blazers" - Shocking Defibrillator
... ...a nipple piercing ... Plausible Though the nipple piercing did cause a severe burn (and caused cratering in the ballistics gel dummy), it was only when the paddles were placed very ...

More definitions of "piercing":

  • (adj): High-pitched and sharp.
    Example: "Piercing screams"
    Synonyms: shrill, sharp
  • (adj): Loud and sharp.
    Example: "The piercing shriek of sirens"

Famous quotes containing the word piercing:

    Old, aching God, grey with endless care,
    calmly piercing evil’s new disguises,
    glad of good surprises, wiser than despair
    Hail and Hosanna, old, aching God!
    Brian Wren (b. 1936)

    ‘Line in nature is not found;
    Unit and universe are round;
    In vain produced, all rays return;
    Evil will bless, and ice will burn.’
    As Uriel spoke with piercing eye,
    A shudder ran around the sky;
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And as my wit doth best devise,
    Love’s dwelling is in ladies’ eyes,
    From whence do glance love’s piercing darts,
    That make such holes into our hearts;
    And all the world herein accord,
    Love is a great and mighty lord;
    George Peele (1559–1596)