aiguille

noun
ai·​guille | \ ā-ˈgwēl How to pronounce aiguille (audio) , -ˈgwē How to pronounce aiguille (audio) \

Definition of aiguille

: a sharp-pointed pinnacle of rock

First Known Use of aiguille

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aiguille

French, literally, needle — more at aglet

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“Aiguille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aiguille. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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