- a needlelike rock mass or mountain peak.
Origin of aiguille
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Examples from the Web for aiguille
“Step into the Void” is the newest attraction on the uppermost terrace of Aiguille du Midi.A New Installation in the French Alps Allows Visitors to Walk Off the Highest Mountain Peak
December 21, 2013
By the way, you were all reading about that ascent of the Aiguille Verte, the other day?The Crown of Wild Olive
Cross cleavage, the second in Aiguille Bouchard; straight and sharp.Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)
The holiday dream of five years was accomplished; the Aiguille du Dru was climbed.True Tales of Mountain Adventures
Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
From there over twenty-four more pylons a cable one thousand four hundred meters long took us to the foot of the Aiguille.The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
One lovely day about this time I set out once more to try my hand (or rather my feet) alone upon the Aiguille.The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories
- a rock mass or mountain peak shaped like a needle
- an instrument for boring holes in rocks or masonry
C19: French, literally: needle
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- A sharply pointed mountain peak found in regions that have undergone intense glaciation. Aigulles are believed to be the remnants of the elevated areas separating two adjacent cirques.
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