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obelisk (plural obelisks)
- A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument.
2012 January 1, Henry Petroski, “The Washington Monument”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 16:
- The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.
- (printing) The dagger sign (†), especially when used as a reference mark.
A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point
obelisk m inan
declension of obelisk
obèlisk m (Cyrillic spelling обѐлиск)