Pinnacle

Definition of Pinnacle

Pin´na`cle
n.1.(Arch.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, - used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
2.Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
Three silent pinnacles of aged snow.
- Tennyson.
The slippery tops of human state,
The gilded pinnacles of fate.
- Cowley.
v. t.1.To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
[imp. & p. p. Pinnacled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pinnacling .]

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