Pinnacle
Pinnacle Pin"na*cle, n. [OE. pinacle, F. pinacle, L. pinnaculum, fr. pinna pinnacle, feather. See {Pin} a peg.] 1. (Arch.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc. [1913 Webster]

Some renowned metropolis With glistering spires and pinnacles around. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit. [1913 Webster]

Three silent pinnacles of aged snow. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The slippery tops of human state, The gilded pinnacles of fate. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]


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