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Pin"na*cle (?), n. [OE. pinacle, F. pinacle, L. pinnaculum, fr. pinna pinnacle, feather. See Pin a peg.] 1. (Arch.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
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Some renowned metropolis
With glistering spires and pinnacles around.
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2. Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
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Three silent pinnacles of aged snow. Tennyson.
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The slippery tops of human state,
The gilded pinnacles of fate.
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Pin"na*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinnacled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pinnacling (?).] To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles. T. Warton.
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