a short dagger with a blade that is thick in proportion to its width.
a pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in needlework.
to stab or kill with a stiletto.
- sti·let·to·like, adjective
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How to use stiletto in a sentence
In order to ooze out the blood, people make cuts around the snakebite area using whatever available accessories like knives and stilettos.
Here she was in those stilettos, her heels clicking on concrete sidewalks.Sex-trafficked kids are crime victims. In Las Vegas, they still go to jail. | Jessica Contrera | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The one thing sneakerheads, stiletto fanatics, and regular Joes and Joannes have in common is a surfeit of shoes.Best shoe rack: Behold these versatile shoe storage options | PopSci Commerce Team | March 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
You throw on a pair of stilettos and make like it’s your first night on the Vineyard.
A guy wearing pink appeared to be spotting her, but I was worried that he could have gotten impaled by those stiletto heels.
At the time, Fendrick remembers, very few women (outside of “4/20 girls” or “stiletto stoners”) were speaking out about it.
As it turns out, Rowling is just as obsessed with the high-heeled stiletto as most girls.J.K. Rowling Admits to Shoe ‘Fetish’; Vanessa Friedman’s Final 'FT' Column on Why Fashion Matters | The Fashion Beast Team | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All that was left of the corpse was a headless, armless torso with one leg, still wearing a stiletto-heeled boot.
A one-legged torso wearing only a stiletto-heeled boot was found floating in a Venice lagoon.
Among the things I brought from the ship on a subsequent visit were a stiletto that had originally been given to me by my mother.
At one time I thought I would follow the whole party, and kill them in the darkness with my stiletto when opportunity offered.
I never used either stiletto or tomahawk unless absolutely necessary, reserving both for great emergencies.
To the Sicilian, for example, marital infidelity means the stiletto; to the American, the divorce court.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
Finally, he offered her a pretty little stiletto, less remarkable for its shape and copper mounting than for its origin.Columba | Prosper Merimee
British Dictionary definitions for stiletto
a small dagger with a slender tapered blade
a sharply pointed tool used to make holes in leather, cloth, etc
Also called: spike heel, stiletto heel a very high heel on a woman's shoe, tapering to a very narrow tip
(tr) to stab with a stiletto
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