ai·​guille ā-ˈgwēl How to pronounce aiguille (audio) -ˈgwē How to pronounce aiguille (audio)
: a sharp-pointed pinnacle of rock

Word History


French, literally, needle — more at aglet

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aiguille was in 1809

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“Aiguille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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