stiletto heel
noun Date: 1953 a high thin heel on women's shoes that is narrower than a spike heel

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  • Stiletto heel — A stiletto heel (AmE: spike heel ) is a long, thin heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women. It is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s. [ [http://www.oed.com/bbcwords/stiletto new.html… …   Wikipedia

  • stiletto heel — /stəlɛtoʊ ˈhil/ (say stuhletoh heel) noun a high heel on a woman s shoe that tapers to an extremely small base. Also, stiletto …   Australian English dictionary

  • stiletto heel — noun a very high narrow heel on women s shoes • Syn: ↑spike heel, ↑spike • Hypernyms: ↑heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiletto heel — stilet′to heel′ n. clo spike heel • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • stiletto heel. — See spike heel. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • stiletto heel — noun A heel of a shoe that is very high and narrow, at least 10 centimeters (4 inches.) …   Wiktionary

  • stiletto heel — high heel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stiletto heel. — See spike heel. [1950 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stiletto (disambiguation) — Stiletto may refer to:*Stiletto, a type of dagger *Stiletto heel, a type of footwear *Stiletto snake, a common name for a family of venomous snakes found in Africa and the Middle East * Stiletto a needle point sewing tool, also known as teko bari …   Wikipedia

  • stiletto — [sti let′ō] n. pl. stilettos or stilettoes [It, dim. of stilo, dagger < L stilus: see STYLE] 1. a small dagger, having a slender, tapering blade 2. a small, sharp pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in cloth, etc. 3. chiefly Brit.… …   English World dictionary

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