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Noun: pinnacle  pi-nu-kul
  1. (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
     
  2. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame";
    - acme, height, elevation, peak, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top
     
  3. A lofty peak
Verb: pinnacle  pi-nu-kul
  1. Surmount with a pinnacle
    "pinnacle a pediment"
     
  2. Raise on or as if on a pinnacle
    "He did not want to be pinnacled"

Derived forms: pinnacles, pinnacling, pinnacled

Type of: bring up, crest, crown, degree, elevate, get up, level, lift, peak, phase, phasis, point, raise, spire, stage, steeple, summit, surmount, tip, top

Encyclopedia: Pinnacle, North Carolina