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Definition of "goad" []

  • A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals. (noun)
  • An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus. (noun)
  • To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goad" in a sentence
  • "Now my goad is the accusatory spines of unread books on my shelves."
  • "Shira is also known as goad saanja so this flatbread is called saanjori."
  • ""I've seen oxen driven, and the man who drove them didn't use reins as they do on horses, though he did have a goad, which is like a whip.""