Monday, November 18, 2013

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stiletto

[sti-let-oh] noun, plural sti·let·tos, sti·let·toes, verb, sti·let·toed, sti·let·to·ing.

noun
1. a short dagger with a blade that is thick in proportion to its width.
2. a pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in needlework.
verb (used with object)
3. to stab or kill with a stiletto.

Origin:
1605–15; < Italian, equivalent to stil ( o ) dagger (< Latin stilus stylus) + -etto -ette
Related forms
sti·let·to·like, adjective 



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