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Stiletto definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STILETTO, n. [See Style.] A small dagger with a round pointed blade.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a small dagger with a tapered blade

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -tos or -toes) Etymology: Italian, diminutive of stilo stylus, dagger, from Latin stilus stylus more at style Date: circa 1611 1. a slender dagger with a blade thick in proportion to its breadth 2. a pointed instrument for piercing holes for eyelets or embroidery 3. stiletto heel; also a shoe with a stiletto heel

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -os) 1 a short dagger with a thick blade. 2 a pointed instrument for making eyelets etc. 3 (in full stiletto heel) a a long tapering heel of a shoe. b a shoe with such a heel. Etymology: It., dimin. of stilo dagger (as STYLUS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stiletto Sti*let"to, n.; pl. Stilettos. [It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet.] 1. A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade. 2. A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery. 3. A beard trimmed into a pointed form. [Obs.] The very quack of fashions, the very he that Wears a stiletto on his chin. --Ford.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stiletto Sti*let"to, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stilettoed; p. pr. & vb. n. Stilettoing.] To stab or kill with a stiletto. --Bacon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(stilettos) Stilettos are women's shoes that have high, very narrow heels. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use spike heels) N-COUNT: usu pl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Dagger, dirk, poniard, pocket-dagger, stylet. 2. Bodkin, piercer, eyeleteer.




 


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