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stiletto

See also: richiamò

EnglishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

stiletto

  1. Sharp and narrow like a stiletto.
    Her stiletto heels would cause damage if she ever stepped on someone's foot with them.

NounEdit

stiletto (plural stilettos or stilettoes or stiletti)

  1. A short sharp knife or dagger-like weapon intended for stabbing.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, The Tremarn Case[1]:
      “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”
  2. A rapier.
  3. An awl.
  4. A woman's shoe with a tall, slender heel (stiletto heel).
  5. A beard trimmed into a pointed form.
    • Ford
      The very quack of fashions, the very he that / Wears a stiletto on his chin.

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VerbEdit

stiletto (third-person singular simple present stilettos, present participle stilettoing, simple past and past participle stilettoed)

  1. To attack or kill with a stiletto (dagger).

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ItalianEdit

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NounEdit

stiletto m (plural stiletti)

  1. stiletto, dagger

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VerbEdit

stiletto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stilettare