piton

[ pee-ton ]
/ ˈpi tɒn /

noun Mountain Climbing.

a metal spike with an eye through which a rope may be passed.

Origin of piton

1895–1900; < French: ringbolt, peak (of a mountain)
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piton

/ (ˈpiːtɒn, French pitɔ̃) /

noun

mountaineering a metal spike that may be driven into a crevice of rock or into ice and used to secure a rope

Word Origin for piton

C20: from French: ringbolt
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