piton

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noun pi·ton \ˈpē-ˌtän\

Definition of piton

  1. :  a spike, wedge, or peg that is driven into a rock or ice surface as a support (as for a mountain climber)

Origin and Etymology of piton

French


First Known Use: 1893


PITON Defined for English Language Learners

piton

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noun pi·ton \ˈpē-ˌtän\

Definition of piton for English Language Learners

  • : a pointed piece of metal used in rock climbing that is hammered into a crack in the rock in order to hold the rope which is attached to the climber


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