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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pinnacle  \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 
  Some  renowned  metropolis  With  glistering  spires  and 
  pinnacles  around  --Milton. 
  2.  Anything  resembling  a  pinnacle;  a  lofty  peak;  a  pointed 
  Three  silent  pinnacles  of  aged  snow.  --Tennyson. 
  The  slippery  tops  of  human  state,  The  gilded 
  pinnacles  of  fate.  --Cowley. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pinnacle  \Pin"na*cle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pinnacled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Pinnacling}.] 
  To  build  or  furnish  with  a  pinnacle  or  pinnacles.  --T. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (architecture)  a  slender  upright  spire  at  the  top  of  a 
  buttress  of  tower 
  2:  the  highest  level  or  degree  attainable:  "his  landscapes  were 
  deemed  the  acme  of  beauty";  "the  artist's  gifts  are  at 
  their  acme";  "at  the  height  of  her  career";  "the  peak  of 
  perfection";  "summer  was  at  its  peak";  "...catapulted 
  Einstein  to  the  pinnacle  of  fame";  "the  summit  of  his 
  ambition";  "so  many  highest  superlatives  achieved  by  man"; 
  "at  the  top  of  his  profession"  [syn:  {acme},  {height},  {elevation}, 
  {peak},  {summit},  {superlative},  {top}] 
  3:  a  lofty  peak 
  v  1:  set  on  or  as  if  on  a  pinnacle;  "pinnacle  a  pediment" 
  2:  raise  on  or  as  if  on  a  pinnacle:  "He  did  not  want  to  be 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pinnacle,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27043 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  little  wing,  (Matt.  4:5;  Luke  4:9).  On  the  southern  side  of 
  the  temple  court  was  a  range  of  porches  or  cloisters  forming 
  three  arcades.  At  the  south-eastern  corner  the  roof  of  this 
  cloister  was  some  300  feet  above  the  Kidron  valley.  The 
  pinnacle,  some  parapet  or  wing-like  projection,  was  above  this 
  roof,  and  hence  at  a  great  height,  probably  350  feet  or  more 
  above  the  valley. 

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