Definition for PIN'NA-CLE

PIN'NA-CLE, n. [Fr. pinacle; pinacolo; W. pinygyl, from Celtic pen, summit, L. pinna.]

  1. A turret, or part of a building elevated above the main building. Some metropolis / With glistering spires and pinnacles adorn'd. – Milton.
  2. A high spiring point; summit. – Cowley.

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