verb (used with object), stee·pled, stee·pling.
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Origin of steeple
OTHER WORDS FROM steeplesteepled, adjectivestee·ple·less, adjectivestee·ple·like, adjectiveun·stee·pled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH steeplespire, steeple
Words nearby steeple
Example sentences from the Web for steeple
The tallest building in the town where I grew up might have been three stories—the church steeple probably was the tallest thing.
From the top of the Church steeple, the highest point in this prefabricated settlement, I could only gawk at the carnage below.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Note to Wall Street tourists: If you need to pee, look for the steeple.
They walked along the track, picking out a church steeple here and there, forgetting for a moment the object of their search.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Before mounting to his bed in the steeple, he went to offer a pious prayer to the Lady of Le Puy.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
It has a very churchly look, and if the steeple were at the other end, it would be equally orthodox.
The original design includes a beautiful steeple, surmounted with pinnacles; but want of funds precludes its erection.
It is near the western edge of the village of Greenough, the gilt cupola of whose eminent steeple is noted by far-passing ships.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton