n. pl. sti·let·tos or sti·let·toes
a. A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade.
b. Something shaped like such a dagger.
2. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
3. A shoe or boot with a stiletto heel.
[Italian, diminutive of stilo, dagger, from Latin stilus, stylus, spike.]
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