Meaning of stiletto

sti•let•to

Pronunciation: (sti-let'ō), [key]
— n., pl. v., -tos, -toes, -toed, -to•ing.
—n.
  1. a short dagger with a blade that is thick in proportion to its width.
  2. a pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in needlework.
—v.t.
  1. to stab or kill with a stiletto.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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