American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade.
- n. Something shaped like such a dagger.
- n. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dagger having a blade slender and narrow, and thick in proportion to its width—that is, triangular, square, etc., in section, instead of flat.
- n. A small sharp-pointed implement used for making eyelet-holes and for similar purposes. Stilettos are of ivory, bone, metal, and other materials.
- n. A beard trimmed into a sharp-pointed form.
- To strike or wound with a stiletto; hence, in general, to stab.
- adj. Sharp and narrow like a stiletto.
- n. A short sharp knife or dagger-like weapon intended for stabbing.
- n. A rapier.
- n. An awl.
- n. A woman's shoe with a tall, slender heel (stiletto heel).
- v. To attack or kill with a stiletto (dagger).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.
- n. A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery.
- n. obsolete A beard trimmed into a pointed form.
- v. To stab or kill with a stiletto.
- n. a small dagger with a tapered blade
- Italian, diminutive of stilo, dagger, from Latin stilus, stylus, spike. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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