Cleopatra's Needle


noun

an ancient Egyptian obelisk, now in Central Park, New York City.
an ancient Egyptian obelisk, now on the Thames River embankment, in London.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle
/ (ˌkliːəˈpætrəz, -ˈpɑː-) /

noun

either of two Egyptian obelisks, originally set up at Heliopolis about 1500 bc : one was moved to the Thames Embankment, London, in 1878, the other to Central Park, New York, in 1880
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