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Definition of "stiletto" [sti•let•to]

  • A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade. (noun)
  • Something shaped like such a dagger. (noun)
  • A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stiletto" in a sentence
  • "She, the episode hints, has her own past secrets, plus a brand-new one that comes when she tests whether the phrase "stiletto heel" is meant literally."
  • "Ohio outlandish dancer gets year of trial in stiletto heel conflict upon 52-year-old co-worker"
  • "October 14th, 2009 Exotic dancer gets trial in stiletto stabbingAKRON, Ohio A woman has been condemned to a year of trial for aggressive a fellow outlandish dancer in a face with a stiletto heel during an Ohio club."