piton

noun pi·ton \ ˈpē-ˌtän \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of piton

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

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Origin and Etymology of piton

French


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piton

noun

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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