1) Sheaths containing knives attached to men's belts around the waist.
2) Occupation term of uncertain meaning.
Only one example noted: 1639 Edward Horsfall, pricker, sep, Almondbury. It was evidently occupational but the meaning is uncertain. In some contexts a ‘pricker’ was a huntsman and in others a witch-finder. A by-name which may derive from witch-finder is: 1168-94 Helya Prickescin, Fountains Abbey