steeple

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English[edit]

A steeple.
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Etymology[edit]

Middle English stepel from Old English stipel, stypel, stepel, akin to Old English steap.

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Noun[edit]

steeple (plural steeples)

  1. A tall tower, often on a church, normally topped with a spire.
  2. A spire.

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Verb[edit]

steeple (third-person singular simple present steeples, present participle steepling, simple past and past participle steepled)

  1. (transitive) To form something into the shape of a steeple.
    He steepled his fingers as he considered the question.