Definition of Piton

1. Noun. A metal spike with a hole for a rope; mountaineers drive it into ice or rock to use as a hold.

Generic synonyms: Spike



Definition of Piton

1. Noun. a spike, wedge, or peg that is driven into a rock or ice surface as a support (as for a mountain climber) ¹

2. Verb. (climbing) to put pitons into a rock/ice to facilitate climbing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piton

1. a metal spike used in mountain climbing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piton

pitilessnesses
pitis
pitlane
pitlanes
pitman
pitman arm
pitmans
pitmaster
pitmasters
pitmatic
pitmen
pitohui
pitohuis
pitomba
pitombas
piton (current term)
pitoned
pitoning
pitons
pitot
pitot's tube
pitot head
pitot tube
pitpan
pitprop
pitprops
pits
pitsaw
pitsaws
pitsful

Literary usage of Piton

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1. Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands by Conrad Keller (1901)
"Three enormous craters or cauldrons are grouped round the piton des Neiges. Their activity has long ceased and they are now covered with ..."

2. Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands by Conrad Keller (1901)
"Three enormous craters or cauldrons are grouped round the piton des Neiges. Their activity has long ceased and they are now covered with luxuriant ..."

3. Crags and Craters: Ramblers in the Island of Réunion by William Dudley Oliver (1896)
"... the piton des Neiges—The Cap Anglais—Origin of the name—Awkward Bock—Fog and rain—Arrival at the Caverne du Four—Stormy weather—Give up the piton—Return ..."

4. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Helen Maria Williams (1814)
"... the powdered and barren pumice stone of the piton, which impede the migration of the plants ... piton ..."

5. St. Lucia: Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive by Henry Hegart Breen (1844)
"LUCIA, CHAPTER I. Geographical position of St. Lucia—Extent—Physical Aspect—Scenery— Mountains or Mornes—Soufriere pitons—" piton des Canaries " —Plains of ..."

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