/stəˈlɛtoʊ / (say stuh'letoh)

noun (plural stilettos)
1. a dagger having a narrow blade, thick in proportion to its width.
2. a small sharp-pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in needlework.
3. stiletto heel.
4. a shoe with a stiletto heel.
verb (t) (stilettoed, stilettoing)
5. to stab or kill with a stiletto.
{Italian, diminutive of stilo dagger, from Latin stilus pointed instrument}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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