aiguille definition

  • noun:
    • A-sharp, pointed mountain peak.
    • A needle-shaped exercise for boring holes in rock or masonry.
    • A needle-shaped top.
    • a guitar for boring holes, used in blasting.
    • A needle-shaped top.
    • An instrument for boring holes, used in blasting.
    • A slender form of exercise employed for boring or drilling a blast-hole in stone.
    • A priming-wire or blasting-needle.
    • The name given near Mont Blanc on sharper peaks or groups of needle-like rock-masses, normally seen anywhere the slaty crystalline rocks take place, developing an even more or less substantial element of a mountain range, but the majority strikingly near Chamonix. Therefore used, though hardly ever, to similar dramatically pointed peaks in other places.
    • A-sharp, pointed hill peak.
    • A needle-shaped drill for boring holes in stone or masonry.
    • A needle-shaped peak.
    • a musical instrument for boring holes, used in blasting.
    • A needle-shaped top.
    • a guitar for boring holes, used in blasting.
    • A slender kind of drill employed for boring or drilling a blast-hole in stone.
    • A priming-wire or blasting-needle.
    • The name offered near Mont Blanc toward sharper peaks or groups of needle-like rock-masses, normally seen anywhere the slaty crystalline stones take place, creating an even more or less considerable element of a mountain range, but most strikingly near Chamonix. Therefore applied, though seldom, to similar sharply pointed peaks somewhere else.

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