Definition of Stiletto

1. Noun. A small dagger with a tapered blade.

Generic synonyms: Dagger, Sticker



Definition of Stiletto

1. n. A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.

2. v. t. To stab or kill with a stiletto.

Definition of Stiletto

1. Adjective. Sharp and narrow like a stiletto. ¹

2. Noun. A short sharp knife or dagger-like weapon intended for stabbing. ¹

3. Noun. A rapier. ¹

4. Noun. An awl. ¹

5. Noun. A woman's shoe with a tall, slender heel (stiletto heel). ¹

6. Verb. To attack or kill with a stiletto (dagger). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stiletto

1. to stab with a stiletto (a short dagger) [v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiletto

stilbenes
stilbenoid
stilbenoids
stilbesterol
stilbestrol
stilbestrols
stilbite
stilbites
stilboestrol
stilbs
stile
stiled
stiles
stilet
stilets
stiletto (current term)
stiletto heel
stilettoed
stilettoes
stilettoing
stilettos
stiling
still
still-born
still-fish
still-hunt
still-life
still and all
still hunt
still life

Literary usage of Stiletto

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1. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"In the wise in which u lady's stiletto (Fig. 31)7) Fio. 397. stiletto removed from female bladder. wa« in the bladder of a young woman I found the point of ..."

2. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"If he had come to him and sunk his stiletto in his bosom he would have been merciful to him. He wraps himself, however, in the habiliments of friendship, ..."

3. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"Everybody we questioned upon the subject owned there might be above fifty or sixty. We tried in vain to buy a stiletto, or what is called from its length a ..."

4. The Life of Robert Fulton and a History of Steam Navigation by Thomas Wallace Knox (1886)
"... Calais-Douvres, and Bessemer—A steamer " nearly all wheel"—The doomed steamer Meteor—The stiletto. A STEAMER that, has filled numerous pages of history ..."

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