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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pin·na·cle /ˈpɪnɪkəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin·na·cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinnacled p. pr. & vb. n. Pinnacling ] To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin·na·cle n.
 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 summit.
    Three silent pinnacles of aged snow.   --Tennyson.
 The slippery tops of human state,
 The gilded pinnacles of fate.   --Cowley.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: surmount with a pinnacle; "pinnacle a pediment"
      2: raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.