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[ey-gweel, ey-gweel]
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  1. a needlelike rock mass or mountain peak.
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Origin of aiguille

1810–20; < French: literally, needle < Vulgar Latin *acūcula, alteration of Late Latin acucula, equivalent to acu(s) needle + -cula -cule1; cf. acicula
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Related Words for aiguille

mountain, pinnacle, roof, summit, hill, spike, crest, point, apex, vertex, brow, tip, crown, bump, cope, mount, alp, aiguille

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British Dictionary definitions for aiguille


  1. a rock mass or mountain peak shaped like a needle
  2. an instrument for boring holes in rocks or masonry
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Word Origin for aiguille

C19: French, literally: needle
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aiguille in Science


  1. 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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