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Definition of stiletto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stiletto

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//stɪˈletəʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪˈletoʊ//
     
    (pl. stilettos, stilettoes) Footwear
     
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  1. 1 (also stiletto heel) (especially British English) a woman’s shoe with a very high narrow heel; the heel on such a shoe synonym spike heel See related entries: Footwear
  2. 2 a small knife with a narrow pointed blade
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Italian, diminutive of stilo ‘dagger’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stiletto