stiletto Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a small dagger with a tapered blade
EtymologyIt., dim. of
A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.
A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery.
A beard trimmed into a pointed form.Obs.
The very quack of fashions, the very he that Wears a stiletto on his chin. Ford.
Sti*let"to transitive verb
To stab or kill with a stiletto.Bacon.
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