pinnacle (plural pinnacles)
- The highest point.
- A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
- (figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
- (architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
- Some renowned metropolis / With glistering spires and pinnacles around.
- See also Wikisaurus:apex
tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain
figuratively: all-time high
- to put something on a pinnacle
- to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
- (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Warton to this entry?)
- Noah Webster (1913), “pinnacle”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “pinnacle”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911