noun Mountain Climbing.
- pitman, sir isaac,
- pitot tube,
- pitot-static tube,
Origin of piton
Examples from the Web for piton
Particularly impressive is the beauty of one purple cone in the midst of this many-colored chain: the Piton Gl.Two Years in the French West Indies|Lafcadio Hearn
Then, working carefully, he hammered the piton into a narrow cleft in the rock.Anchorite|Randall Garrett
It's very good of you and Mr. Piton to let us carry little Anna off.'
Allow me my piton's shrug for the man who has gone only by train.Instigations|Ezra Pound
Nothing thus could have soothed him better than this talk with Mr. Piton.
Word Origin for piton
1898, from French piton "hook, peak of a mountain, piton, eyebolt," in Old French "nail, hook," from Vulgar Latin root *pitt- "point, peak" [Barnhart].