See also: stilettò

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian stiletto.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /stəˈlɛtoʊ/, [stəˈlɛɾoʊ]

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, in 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 (called a 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.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stiletto ‎(not comparable)

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

Derived termsEdit

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).

ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

stilo(needle, stylus) +‎ -etto

NounEdit

stiletto m ‎(plural stiletti)

  1. (weaponry) stiletto, dagger

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

stiletto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stilettare