What does stiletto mean?

Definitions for stiletto
stɪˈlɛt oʊstilet·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stiletto(noun)

    a small dagger with a tapered blade

Wiktionary

  1. stiletto(Noun)

    A short sharp knife or dagger-like weapon intended for stabbing.

  2. stiletto(Noun)

    A rapier.

  3. stiletto(Noun)

    An awl.

  4. stiletto(Noun)

    A woman's shoe with a tall, slender heel (stiletto heel).

  5. stiletto(Verb)

    To attack or kill with a stiletto (dagger).

  6. stiletto(Adjective)

    Sharp and narrow like a stiletto.

    Her stiletto heels would cause damage if she ever stepped on someone's foot with them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stiletto(noun)

    a kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade

    Etymology: [It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet.]

  2. Stiletto(noun)

    a pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery

    Etymology: [It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet.]

  3. Stiletto(noun)

    a beard trimmed into a pointed form

    Etymology: [It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet.]

  4. Stiletto(verb)

    to stab or kill with a stiletto

    Etymology: [It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet.]

Freebase

  1. Stiletto

    A stiletto is a knife or dagger with a long slender blade and needle-like point, primarily intended as a stabbing weapon. The stiletto blade's narrow cross-section and acuminated tip reduces friction upon entry, allowing the blade to penetrate deeply. Some consider the stiletto a form of dagger, but most stilettos are specialized thrusting weapons not designed for cutting or slashing, even with edged examples. Over time, the term stiletto has been used as a general descriptive term for a variety of knife blades exhibiting a narrow blade with minimal cutting surfaces and a needle-like point, such as the U.S. V-42 Stiletto, while in American English usage, the name stiletto can also refer to a switchblade knife with a stiletto- or bayonet-type blade design. The term is also used interchangeably with stiletto heel, a long, thin, high heel for certain boots and shoes, usually for women.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stiletto

    sti-let′ō, n. a dagger with a slender and narrow blade: a pointed instrument for making eyelet-holes:—pl. Stilett′os.—v.t. to stab with a stiletto:—pr.p. stilett′oing; pa.t. and pa.p. stilett′oed. [It., dim. of stilo, a dagger—L. stilus, a stake.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. stiletto

    A small dagger with a round pointed blade.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Stiletto

    Expresses the diminutive of the Italian stilo, a dagger.

How to pronounce stiletto?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say stiletto in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stiletto in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stiletto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of stiletto

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